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Message: Inauguration of Yakan Village

March 25, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Inauguration of Yakan Village
25 March 2019
*Delivered by Renee Talavera, NCCA
 
Napakayaman ng ating bayan sa kultura, lalo na ng ating mga katutubo. Sa katunayan, ang ating mga katutubong kultura ay mahalagang bahagi ng ating pagkakakilanlan bilang Pilipino.
 
Nakakalungkot lamang na mayroon tayong mga kababayan, at kung minsan mga katutubo mismo, na nakalilimot sa ating kultura o naisasantabi ang mga nakagawian upang makasabay sa uso. Kaya napakahalaga na palakasin natin ang mga programa para itaguyod ang iba’t […]

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Message: Inauguration of the Philippine Consulate in Houston, Texas

March 25, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Inauguration of the Philippine Consulate in Houston, Texas
March 22, 2019
*Delivered by Consul Gilbert Segarra, DCG
Foremost, I wish to send my warmest greetings to our kababayans in Houston, especially to the officers and employees of our Consulate who I wish to commend for the hard work that they do in promoting our nation’s interests and protecting our citizens.
Much is expected from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and all the embassies and consulates under it. […]

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Speech: Joint Meeting of the Region VI Regional Development Council and the Regional Peace and Order Council

March 15, 2019

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Joint Meeting of the Region VI Regional Development Council and the Regional Peace and Order Council
15 March 2019 | Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Government leaders, both national and local, have the moral responsibility to work towards the achievement of inclusive, equitable, resilient and sustainable development for our nation and our communities.
The people expect and deserve good governance.
The World Bank defines good governance as “the manner in which power is exercised in the management of a […]

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Speech: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition

March 10, 2019

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition
8 March 2019 | Tokyo, Japan
*Delivered by Dr. Ana Labrador
Traditional textiles are ties that bind. It links the past to the present and brings together cultures, which, no matter how diverse, has a commonality.
It is in this premise that the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino textile gallery was born in 2012 in two small rooms of the National Museum of the Philippines.
Today, I am filled with pride because from […]

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Message: Centennial Birth Celebration of Gov. Julian Fullon Pacificador

February 26, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Centennial Birth Celebration of Gov. Julian Fullon Pacificador
26 February 2019 | Hamtic, Antique
Sabi nila, ang isang tunay na lider ay yung nakapagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa kaniyang pinamumunuan na mangarap ng higit pa, matuto ng higit pa, at gumawa ng higit pa.
Mahigit dalawang dekada na ang nakalilipas nang pumanaw si Governor Julian Fullon Pacificador, ang unang ama ng Hamtic, ngunit patuloy pa rin siyang nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa mga Hamtikanos at sa lahat ng mga […]

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Message: Maninihon Festival 2019 (LGU and Barangay Day)

February 23, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Maninihon Festival 2019 (LGU and Barangay Day)
23 February 2019 |Tibiao, Antique
Mayad nga aga ka ninyo nga tanan!
Ikinararangal ko na ako ay maanyayahan sa espesyal na araw na ito sa inyong munisipalidad. Ang aking puso ay nag-uumapaw sa kasiyahan matunghayan lamang ang mga makukulay na banderitas at ang inyong mga naggagandahang ngiti.
Ako ay nagagalak dahil aking nasaksihan at ako ay naging bahagi ng isang selebrasyon ng sining at kultura dito sa ating probinsya ng Antique.
Tibiao […]

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Message: Installation of the National Museum Important Cultural Property Marker at Avanceña-Camiña Balay nga Bato

February 22, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Installation of the National Museum Important Cultural Property Marker at Avanceña-Camiña Balay nga Bato
22 February 2019 | Iloilo City
*Delivered by Former Gov. Sally Perez
The Avanceña-Camiña Balay nga Bato has become a home to me whenever I pass by Iloilo to come home to my province, Antique. It is always a delight to be here because of the beauty of the place and the goodness of the heirloom dishes.
As an advocate of heritage preservation, I […]

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Message: Inauguration of the New Chancery, Philippine Embassy in Berlin

February 18, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Inauguration of the New Chancery, Philippine Embassy in Berlin
18 February 2019
*Delivered by Chargé d’ Affaires Lillibeth Pono, Philippine Embassy in Berlin
Foremost, I wish to send my warmest greetings to our kababayans in Berlin, especially to the officers and employees of our Embassy who I wish to commend for the hard work that they do in promoting our nation’s interests and protecting our citizens.
Much is expected from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and all the embassies […]

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Highlights of the Bicameral Conference Committee Report On the Disagreeing Provisions on the 2019 General Appropriations Bill

February 8, 2019

Highlights of the Bicameral Conference Committee Report
On the Disagreeing Provisions on the 2019 General Appropriations Bill
8 February 2018

Mr. President,

         After exhaustive deliberation and consultations with the House counterpart, this representation as Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance is honored to present, for this body’s approval, the highlights of the conference committee report on the disagreeing provisions on the 2019 General Appropriations Bill.  Allow me to highlight the following provisions:

Congress:  net increase of P1.775 Billion

The increase under Congress’ budget will […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Proposed Senate Resolution No. 999 Honoring the Late Edsel Moscoso

February 4, 2019

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Proposed Senate Resolution No. 999
Honoring the Late Edsel Moscoso
4 February 2019 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, on the occasion of National Arts Month, I wish to honor a fellow Antiqueño whose lifelong love for the arts has produced a legacy of masterpieces, which masterfully depicted the rural life of simple Filipinos, most of whom were sakadas.

Edsel Moscoso was born on January 30, 1952 in Bugasong, Antique to Dr. Julito Moscoso and Remedios […]

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