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Sponsorship Speech: Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary

May 28, 2019

Sponsorship Speech on the
“Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary”
 
SEN. LOREN LEGARDA
Chair, Committee on Foreign Relations
Senate of the Philippines
 
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
 
I have the honor to sponsor the concurrence by this august body to the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Proposed Senate Resolution No. 999 Honoring the Late Edsel Moscoso

February 4, 2019

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Proposed Senate Resolution No. 999
Honoring the Late Edsel Moscoso
4 February 2019 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, on the occasion of National Arts Month, I wish to honor a fellow Antiqueño whose lifelong love for the arts has produced a legacy of masterpieces, which masterfully depicted the rural life of simple Filipinos, most of whom were sakadas.

Edsel Moscoso was born on January 30, 1952 in Bugasong, Antique to Dr. Julito Moscoso and Remedios […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act

December 4, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
on the Proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act
4 December 2018
 
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues in this Chamber:
 
During the last four years, I have had the distinct honor and privilege to serve this chamber as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance.  I have always considered this the highest demonstration of my colleagues’ trust and confidence as I sponsored the national budget, the most important piece of legislation that we, as a collegial and independent institution, […]

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Sponsorship Speech on the Supplemental Appropriations to Fund the Medical Assistance to Dengvaxia vaccinees

July 24, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Loren Legarda
on the Supplemental Appropriations to Fund the Medical Assistance to Dengvaxia vaccinees
24 July 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues in the Senate,
 
It is my honor to sponsor today, Committee Report No. 395, on House Bill No. 7449, covering the supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2018 in the amount of one billion one hundred sixty-one million seven hundred ten thousand pesos (P1,161,710,000), which amount is intended to provide the much-needed health assistance […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Budget Reform Act

March 21, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Budget Reform Act
Senate Bill No. 1761, Committee Report No. 304
21 March 2018 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues in the Senate,
It is my honor to sponsor today a proposed measure that will change the way we do budgeting in this country. It will make our budget system one of the best in the world.
With your kind indulgence, may I present Senate Bill No. 1761, under Committee Report No. […]

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Sponsorship Speech: On Maritime-Related Agreements

February 26, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
On Maritime-Related Agreements
26 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to seek approval of seven maritime-related treaties, namely:
 
·      Senate Resolution No. 648 under Committee Report No. 244, “Resolution Concurring in the Accession to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001”;
 
·      Senate Resolution No. 649 under Committee Report No. 245, “Resolution Concurring in the Accession to the Protocol of 1997 to Amend the International Convention for the Prevention of […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Free Trade Agreement Between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and the Philippines

February 26, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Free Trade Agreement Between the
European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and the Philippines
26 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,
I wish to seek approval of the proposed Senate Resolution No. 647, under Committee Report No. 243, entitled: Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement of the Free Trade Agreement Between the EFTA States and the Philippines.
It is my honor to present this important Agreement with the […]

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Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements with Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mexico

February 12, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements with Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mexico
12 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to seek approval of three Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs), namely:
 

Senate Resolution No. 615 under Committee Report No. 237, “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Convention Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) as an International Organization

February 12, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) as an International Organization
12 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President, I have the honor to seek approval of the proposed Senate Resolution No. 614, under Committee Report No. 236, entitled: Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, or AMRO, as an International Organization.
 
The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) was […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

February 12, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
12 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President,
 
Cyberspace is now at the core of how societies, groups, corporations and individuals worldwide interact with each other. Considering the dynamic nature of the ‘Knowledge Age’ we are in, it is imperative that the country is ahead of the curve as it navigates its way through this technological revolution, mindful both of its promised benefits, and, perhaps crucially, its incumbent threats.
 
There […]

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