Message of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda

May 20, 2024

Mr. President, honorable colleagues, today I stand before you with profound gratitude and honor.

It has been the greatest privilege of my career to serve as your Senate President Pro Tempore for nearly two years. With integrity, determination, and perseverance, we have overcome challenges and achieved significant milestones that I will forever cherish.

I am thankful for the trust and confidence each of you has placed in me throughout my tenure as Senate President Pro Tempore. I am immensely proud of the work we have accomplished together.

To Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, your leadership has been instrumental in guiding this esteemed chamber toward greatness. Your dedication to public service inspires us all.

To the Majority Leader, Senator Joel Villanueva, I am grateful for the camaraderie, collaboration and the hard work we all put together in the pursuit of common goals.

To all the members of this esteemed body that I have served since 1998, as the most senior, as we transition to new leadership of Senate President Escudero, I pledge my full support to those who will carry our mission forward. May you build upon the solid foundation we have laid and elevate our Senate to even greater heights.

My commitment remains as steadfast today as it was during my first days as Senator in 1998: to tirelessly advocate for policies and legislation that will uplift our nation and improve the lives of every Filipino.

I hereby tender my resignation as your Senate President Pro Tempore to allow the new leadership to organize its committees and leadership.

Thank you, Mr. President and esteemed colleagues, for this remarkable journey. Thank you.