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Acceptance Speech: Conferment of Legion of Honor Award from the French Government

February 18, 2016

I am deeply grateful to be conferred the Legion of Honor award by the French government.

C’est avec grand honneur que j’accepte ce prix. (It is with great honor that I accept this award.)

This award is a profound recognition that kinship and cooperation have no bounds. We are all soldiers of the bigger cause called humanity.

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Message: Ceremonial Filing of Affidavit-Complaints of the National Solid Waste Management Commission

February 10, 2016

In 2001, Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act, a measure I authored, was signed into law. Since then, I have been advocating for every local government unit’s faithful compliance with this law.

Fifteen years have passed, yet, we are still far from 100 percent compliance rate of LGUs.

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Speech: First National Fisheries Industry Summit

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February 3, 2016
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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
First National Fisheries Industry Summit
3 February 2016 | Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City It is my honor to be part of this momentous event—the First National Fisheries Industry Summit where we will also launch the Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan for 2016-2020. I am particularly interested in this five-year national fisheries plan due to the challenges that the industry must address and cope with. The Philippines has one of the world’s richest [...]

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Sponsorship Speech: Batanes Responsible Tourism Act

February 1, 2016

I have the honor to seek approval of the proposed measure under Committee Report No. 443, titled An Act Declaring The Province of Batanes as a Responsible, Community-Based, Ecotourism Zone and Appropriating Funds Therefor.

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Statement of Senator Legarda on The One Billion Cut on the 2016 Family Planning and Responsible Parenting Program

January 26, 2016

Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance
“The One Billion Cut on the 2016 Family Planning and
Responsible Parenting Program”
This is in relation to the issue on the Department of Health (DOH) budget and to provide enlightenment on the One Billion Pesos cut imposed on the Family Health and Responsible Parenting or the FHRP program of the DOH for 2016, which includes the budget for family planning commodities.
First things first. Although the […]

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Opening Statement: Hearing on the Proposed Batanes Responsible Tourism Act (H.B. No. 6152)

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Opening Statement
Committee on Environment &

January 25, 2016
Natural Resources
Hearing on the Proposed Batanes Responsible Tourism Act (H.B. No. 6152)
25 January 2016 Good morning and welcome to today’s public hearing of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on House Bill No. 6152 concerning the declaration of the Province of Batanes as a responsible, community-based, cultural heritage and ecotourism zone. The Province of Batanes is teeming with natural resources and boasts of unique flora and [...]

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech: 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change
14 December 2015 | Senate Session Hall Mr. President,  

December 14, 2015
On December 12, 195 nations, including the Philippines, adopted the Paris Agreement following 13 days of climate change negotiations.  

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda: Climate Justice as a Human Right

December 6, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Climate Justice as a Human Right
Video Message for Greenpeace’s side event on Climate Change and Human Rights at the Paris Climate Conference – 4 December 2015
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference is a crucial event for the future of humanity and of the world. Clearly, we all know that we have to take action against climate change. But the issue now is how much action we need to take.
We have seen many times […]

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Message: Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Event

November 30, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Event
30 November 2015
We may be vulnerable but we are not incapable.
The Philippines and other nations in the Climate Vulnerable Forum are committed to making the world a safer and livable place for future generations. We know how it is to become victims of a phenomenon we did not cause. We do not want our children or anyone’s children to be victims as well.
We can talk about the […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Proposed National Budget for Fiscal Year 2016

November 23, 2015

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Proposed National Budget for Fiscal Year 2016
23 November 2015 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues,
I rise to sponsor the proposed national budget for 2016.
Foremost, I wish to dedicate this budget to all the victims and survivors of disasters, whether caused by natural hazards, such as typhoons Yolanda and Lando, among many others, or man-made tragedies such as the Zamboanga siege and the abuse and displacement of our Lumads.
This budget will […]

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