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Senator Loren Legarda Privilege Speech on El Niño 19 August 2015 | Senate Session Hall  

August 19, 2015
Mr. President,  

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Opening Statement: Briefing by the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) on the 2016 National Expenditure Program (NEP)

August 12, 2015

Opening Statement
Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Briefing by the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC)
on the 2016 National Expenditure Program (NEP)
August 12, 2015 | Recto and Laurel Rooms, Senate
Good morning and welcome to the hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance.
As we open discussions on the 2016 national budget in the Senate today, I would like to stress on the importance of the task laid before us.
Your Committee on Finance […]

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Keynote Speech: Science-Policy Forum on the Sustainability of the Rice Terrace Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building Learning Alliance

July 30, 2015

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Science-Policy Forum on the Sustainability of the Rice Terrace Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building Learning Alliance
30 July 2015 | Hotel Jen, Manila
It is always with great pleasure that I take part in gatherings that are crucial in saving not only our intangible heritage and our natural resources, but also our people’s way of life.
I congratulate the Ifugao State University and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability […]

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech: Why Do I Care? – A Report on the Summit of the Consciences for the Climate

July 29, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda’s Privilege Speech
Why Do I Care? – A Report on the Summit of the Consciences for the Climate
28 July 2015 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
Exactly a week ago, on July 21, more than 40 religious, environmental, cultural and political leaders gathered in Paris, France for a Summit of the Consciences for the Climate, convened by French President FranÇois Hollande whose state visit to the Philippines in February highlighted the need for urgent climate action.
The […]

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Opening Statement: Inspiring the World to Care – Igniting the Will to Act for the Climate

July 21, 2015

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
“Inspiring the World to Care – Igniting the Will to Act for the Climate”
Summit of the Consciences for the Climate
21 July 2015 | Paris, France
Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities.
Each year, five million lives are lost due to climate change and the health impacts of its chief driver — fossil fuels. The World Health Organization estimates direct damage […]

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Keynote Speech: National Protected Area Management Board Conference

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
National Protected Area Management Board Conference
13 July 2015 | Ace Hotel and Suites, Pasig City It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering of frontliners in the management of our protected areas. Much is expected from all of you because your work is crucial to the survival of men and all species alike.  

July 13, 2015
Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is essential to all forms of life on Earth. The ecosystem that [...]

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Opening Statement on the Joint Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources

Senator Loren Legarda’s Opening Statement
Joint Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources
8 July 2015  

July 8, 2015
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to this joint hearing of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources.  

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Green Breakthroughs 2015

June 25, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Green Breakthroughs 2015
Philippine Trade and Training Center, Pasay City
25 June 2015
Citizens of the Asia-Pacific region are more likely to be affected by natural hazards than those in Africa, in Europe or North America, says a report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
In many countries in the region, poverty, badly planned and managed urban and regional development, informal settlements on unsafe lands, vulnerable rural and urban livelihoods, and […]

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Keynote Speech: First National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda First National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition 22 June 2015 | SM North EDSA  

June 22, 2015
Last week, Pope Francis released his much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, stressing on how humanity has abused the earth, our common home, which he says is beginning to look more and more like an “immense pile of filth.[1]”  

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Message for the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day

June 18, 2015

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Message for the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day
A Celebration of Cultural Heritage As Foundation of Self-Determination and Sustainable Development
18 June 2015 | Lagawe, Ifugao
It is a great honor to be part of the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day.
Ifugao is a very special place for me because of the rich cultural heritage and abundant natural resources that this province is fortunately blessed with.
My visit to one of the terrace clusters located in Bangaan was an […]

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