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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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Keynote Speech: Zero Waste Cities Summit 2019

January 31, 2019

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Zero Waste Cities Summit 2019
31 January 2019 | Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City
*Delivered by Mr. Michael Ubac, Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist
In the vastness of the ocean, one would think it is impossible to fill it with trash. But with reports of dead whales ingesting tonnes of plastic waste, sea turtles mistaking plastic for jellyfish, sea lions becoming entangled in plastic bags, and fish unknowingly consuming plastic microfibers, it almost seems that plastics have […]

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Opening Statement: 3rd Bicameral Committee Meeting on the 2019 Budget

January 30, 2019

Opening Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Finance
3rd Bicameral Committee Meeting on the 2019 Budget
30 January 2019, Manila Polo Club
At the outset, I wish to thank the technical staff of both the House and of the Senate who went over the amendments of both Houses to identify which of these should be considered as institutional amendments and individual amendments. We were working until past midnight with the technical staff sent by Congressman Andaya to the […]

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