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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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Message of Senator Loren Legarda: Philippine Pavilion Finissage

November 22, 2015

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Philippine Pavilion Finissage
November 22, 2015 | Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
First, let me say that I regret missing the finissage today to celebrate with you our successful return to the world’s oldest and perhaps most important contemporary art exposition.
As we close the Philippines’ comeback pavilion after 51 years, we can all enjoy our triumph and confirm to everyone the old adage that says “nothing in the world is worth […]

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Keynote Speech: “Is Climate Justice A Human Right?”

I am an environmentalist and a climate activist and one of the reasons I am such is because of my two sons who are now in their 20s. By the year 2030, they will be in their 30s

November 12, 2015
by the year 2050 they will be in their late 50s. I want them to live in a safe, healthy, resilient and sustainable environment.

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Welcome Remarks: The Necessary Alternatives: Balancing Energy, Health and the Climate Challenge

November 11, 2015

I welcome you today to this gathering of pioneers, a generation of passionate individuals that could make the future of the world livable. We are here to talk about how climate change, our health and clean energy are interconnected.

One way to perceive how the climate works and affects the world is to allude to it like the engineering of the human body — complex and interconnected.

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Speech: 2nd M.A.P. Climate Change Summit

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
2nd M.A.P. Climate Change Summit
“Ocean Security and Marine Biodiversity:
Challenges and Opportunities”
Session 1 – Policy, Planning &

November 10, 2015
Legal Issues, Initiatives &

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Speech: Top Leaders Forum 2015: AR!SE Philippines Launch

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Top Leaders Forum 2015: AR!SE Philippines Launch
10 November 2015 | SMX Convention Center  

November 10, 2015
Globally, economic losses due to disasters are taking a toll on development. These losses will continue to escalate unless disaster risk reduction and management becomes integral to national development plans and business investment strategies.  

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Keynote Speech: Sherpa Senior Officers Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Sherpa Senior Officers Meeting of the
Climate Vulnerable Forum
9 November 2015 | Diamond Hotel, Manila  

November 9, 2015
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Philippines for the third global meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum.  

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Sponsorship Speech Senate Bill No. 2983, Committee Report No. 284

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Sponsorship Speech
Senate Bill No. 2983, Committee Report No. 284
4 November 2015 | Senate Session Hall  

November 4, 2015
Mr. President, my distinguished colleagues,  

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech: Towards COP21

November 4, 2015

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Privilege Speech: Towards COP21
4 November 2015 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
Three weeks ago, Typhoon Lando (Koppu) battered Luzon provinces. It lingered over the country for a week, affecting more than three million citizens and causing damages to agriculture and infrastructure worth Php11 Billion.
With ongoing post-disaster efforts for Lando survivors, we received reports that huge amount of disaster funds, particularly 81% of the quick response funds or QRF for 2015, remain unutilized, prompting this representation […]

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Eulogy for Senator Boy Herrera

November 4, 2015

He was a man who valued work and the workers. He was a champion of our nation’s laborers, one who cared for the rights and well-being of the millions of Filipinos who toil to keep the country running but who usually reap the least of its riches. As the general secretary and vice president of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines he stayed with the millions of workforce, a leader that stood up for their causes, while fighting for their rights and welfare.

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