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Co-Sponsorship Speech Commending Olympic Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz

August 17, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda
Co-Sponsorship Speech Commending Olympic Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz
17 August 2016 – Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
It is with great pride that I join my esteemed colleagues in honoring Ms. Hidilyn Diaz who made history for the Philippines by winning the silver medal in the women’s 53-kg weightlifting division during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 25-year-old medalist, a native of Zamboanga City, put an end to the country’s Olympic medal drought […]

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Message: Science & Technology Roadmap for Textiles Conference

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Science &

August 17, 2016
Technology Roadmap for Textiles Conference
16 August 2016 | DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig *Delivered by a Representative One of the first laws I authored during my first term as Senator was Republic Act 9242, the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law. Its primary purpose is to promote the country’s natural fabrics through their use as materials in official governments uniforms. I have envisioned this law to jumpstart the effort to build up the country’s tropical fabrics [...]

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Opening Address: CVF High Level Climate Policy Forum

Opening Address of Senator Loren Legarda
CVF High Level Climate Policy Forum
15 August 2016 | Senate of the Philippines  

August 15, 2016
What does the future hold for us—nations greatly vulnerable to the ill effects of climate change?  

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Keynote Speech: The Green Scene: An Environment Action Forum

August 5, 2016

Keynote Speech
Senator Loren Legarda
The Green Scene: An Environment Action Forum
San Beda College Mendiola | 5 August 2016
(Standard Greetings)
“The day would not be too far when all else would be lost not only for the present generation, but also for those to come—generations which stand to inherit nothing but parched earth incapable of sustaining life.”
I have just quoted the Philippine Supreme Court in its landmark decision 23 years ago that upheld the concept of […]

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Speech: Conversations Among Thought Leaders: Building Resilience in Turbulent Times

July 20, 2016

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Conversations Among Thought Leaders:
Building Resilience in Turbulent Times
20 July 2016 | Discovery Primea, Makati City
We may be vulnerable, but we are not incapable.
Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities—and the Philippines is one of the countries that greatly bear the brunt of the climate crisis.
Despite this, we have shown the world that there is strength in vulnerability.
At the COP 21 […]

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Eulogy for Senator Helena Benitez

Senator Loren Legarda
Eulogy for Senator Helena Benitez
July 19, 2016 | Senate Session Hall  

July 19, 2016
Vision, intelligence, resilience, and an innovative spirit. These are what it takes to become a true pioneer, a catalyst for change. Today, we pay tribute to a Filipina who epitomized these characteristics.  

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Message of Senator Legarda: Launching of NBI Forensics Digest

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of NBI Forensics Digest
23 June 2016 | NBI Office, Taft, Manila  

June 23, 2016
Foremost, I congratulate the NBI Forensic Investigation Service for publishing this journal of notable cases that were solved through the use of forensic investigation.  

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Speech: 2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition
21 June 2016 | SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City  

June 21, 2016
We are living in a world with finite resources and yet generations have lived over the centuries like there is no tomorrow.  

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Message: Launching of Energy Policy Review

June 16, 2016

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of Energy Policy Review
16 June 2016 | Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang Palace
Last April 22, the Philippines signed the Paris Agreement, a commitment for a better future for our children and grandchildren.
Today, even as we have yet to ratify the Agreement, we are taking an important step towards keeping our commitment to mitigate climate change by doing a review on our energy policies. We are obliged to do so.
We must take urgent climate action because […]

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Message: 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale

May 27, 2016

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion
15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
27 May 2016 | Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
 
Alejandro Aravena, the curator for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Reporting From the Front, said that he wants architecture to be “a demonstration of the ability of humans to become masters of their own destinies.”
 
The Philippine Pavilion brings us to this realization. Muhon reminds us that our appreciation of the past and the current actions we take […]

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