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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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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech: Living Green Today for a Healthier and Safer Tomorrow

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
 “Living Green Today for a Healthier and Safer Tomorrow”
8 June 2015 | Senate Session Hall “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.”[1]  

June 8, 2015
Mr. President,  

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Sponsorship Speech: Resource Centers For Indigenous Peoples Act and An Act Declaring August 9 as National Indigenous Peoples Day

May 26, 2015

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Sponsorship Speech
Committee Report No. 147
(Resource Centers For Indigenous Peoples Act)
Committee Report No. 141
(An Act Declaring August 9 as National Indigenous Peoples Day)
26 May 2015 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
I have the honor to seek approval of two legislative measures, namely, Senate Bill No. 2209 under Committee Report No. 147 or the Resource Centers For Indigenous Peoples Act, and Committee Report No. 141 under House Bill No. […]

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Launch of Philippine Textile Research Institute’s Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles

May 25, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Philippine Textile Research Institute’s
Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles
25 May 2015 | PTRI Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City
Allow me first to congratulate the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) for the inauguration of its spinning facility, the PTRI Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles.
It has been my lifelong passion to explore the indigenous artistry of Filipinos told through traditional textiles. Through my visits to numerous weaving communities in the country, […]

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Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion
56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale
8 May 2015 | Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy I am thrilled that the Philippines is back in Venice after 51 years, on the year that Okwui Enwezor is curating the central exhibition. Both All The World’s Futures and Patrick Flores’ Tie A String Around the World are grounded in urgent geopolitical issues. Art is politics

May 8, 2015
art is global politics. This year’s Philippine Pavilion [...]

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