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December 1, 2020

A pleasant afternoon to all.
Two days ago, we joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The Philippines has made great strides in enacting vital pieces of legislation to protect the rights and welfare of our women and children. Our efforts have resulted in the passage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act, Magna Carta of Women, Anti-Child Labor Law, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act and its expanded […]


Keynote Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda | Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Global Parliamentarians Meeting: “Parliamentarians of Climate Threatened Nations Championing Planetary Prosperity”

Excellencies, Mr. BAN KI-MOON, Former United Nations Secretary-General

November 25, 2020


Privilege Speech of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda On Typhoon Ulysses November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020

Mr. Speaker, distinguished colleagues in Congress:
I address this august chamber to speak on what I consider as the greatest humanitarian challenge of our lifetime, but one that has not been getting enough needed attention and action from all of us—the climate crisis.
Within the last month and just days apart from each other, three typhoons—Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses—hit provinces in the Luzon and Visayas regions. Based on the latest reports by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), these […]


Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda Keynote Address Viva ExCon November 18, 2020/ 1:30 p.m.

November 18, 2020

At the outset, allow me to thank the organizers, who are gathered here today. Viva Excon is a Visayas-wide biennale, which has been running since 1990, and which seeks to provide a venue for meaningful interaction and dialogues for our talented artists, noted curators, scholars, students and arts and culture leaders and practitioners.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken us all by surprise, caused substantial economic and social impact on the arts sector affecting the operations of most, if not all, […]


OPENING REMARKS OF DEPUTY SPEAKER LOREN LEGARDA Tuesday, November 18, 2020 / 1st Hearing on Balik Probinsya Bills

November 17, 2020

Good morning to my fellow Members, and to the guests and resource persons representing the different government agencies today. 
As Chairperson of this Sub-Committee on New Normal, I would like to thank you all for joining this first hearing that we are conducting on the various bills pertaining to the Balik Probinsiya, Bagong Pag-asa Program of the national government.
Since early this year, we have been beset by uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We all have had to deal with […]


Inspirational Message of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda
14 November 2020/ Panubli-on 2020

November 14, 2020

It is my honor to welcome everyone to this year’s Panubli-on, a regional trade fair that has been conducted since 2003. I always look forward to trade fairs, as they remind me of two advocacies that are close to my heart: the richness of our culture and the development of our local enterprises. While we work all year round to promote and advance both advocacies, I cannot help but feel excitement as we place once again the spotlight on our […]


Opening Message of House Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda Capacity-Building on Innovative Leadership and Legislation (CBILL) Program for Antique

Allow me to extend my warmest greetings to our officials –

November 11, 2020
Governor Rhodora Cadiao, Vice Governor Ed Denosta, and to all our Mayors who are participating in this program. To our resource speakers and staff from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), a pleasant morning to all. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken all of us by surprise, greatly changing the way we interact in our homes, communities, and workplaces. We have to rethink our ways and lifestyles, as we [...]


Speech at the Corporate Governance Advocacy Webinar Series Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda Pilipinas: Aspire, Rise, Sustain “Integrating Climate Risks in Corporate Strategy” October 29, 2020

Good afternoon to you, Red

October 30, 2020
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas(BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno


New Energy Nexus “Accelerate Energy Series” Statement by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda CVF Thematic Ambassador for Parliaments Manila, 21 October 2020

October 23, 2020

I wish to thank the New Energy Nexus team for inviting me to this kick-off event. I am pleased to be here as an advocate for high shares of renewable energy and as the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Ambassador for Parliaments. The CVF represents 48 developing countries including the Philippines and I hope the New Energy Nexus helps members of the CVF accelerate progress towards the CVF’s unique 100% renewable energy vision, and with it, create job opportunities and improve […]


Speech of the Honorable Loren Legarda Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Consumer e-Congress in the New Normal 2020 Sustainable Consumer in the New Normal October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Good morning to our local chief executives, business leaders, fellow advocates, and to all of you joining us today. I am pleased to be here with you although virtually but this is very much welcome considering we have significantly less carbon footprint than in a physical setting.
This year’s observance of the Philippine Consumer Welfare Month is vital as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and as the challenges in terms of food security and sustainable production and consumption have dramatically […]