Speeches as of December 2009
Loren welcomes Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao always fights for flag and country whenever he steps inside the square boxing ring, proving to the whole world that we Filipinos can excel in our chosen fields because we are disciplined, skilled and motivated.
December 21, 2009
What to do with the budget
Vice - Chairperson, Sub-Committee D
Committee on Finance
Mr. President, as Vice-Chairperson for Senate Finance Sub-committee D, I have the honor and privilege to co-sponsor and report for the consideration of this august chamber, the proposed budget of the departments and agencies within the coverage of the sub-committee. These are the Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Health, the Office of Muslim Affairs, and the National Youth Commission.
December 05, 2009
Ceremonial Lighting of the Tree of Hope
Una sa lahat, nais ko kayong batiing lahat ng Magandang Gabi. Isang malaking karangalan ang maimbita sa okasyong ito.
Masaya ako at napili ninyo akong maging kasama sa gabing ito para buksan ang Tree of Hope ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela.
Alam ko na ito ay naging tradisyon niyo tuwing sasapit ang pasko.
December 04, 2009
Manila Overseas Press Club forum
Grand Ballroom of the Mandarin Hotel
Good evening. As always, I am happy to be in the company of the press, having spent some of the most fulfilling and exciting years of my life in the media.
November 26, 2009
Official Announcement as Vice-Presidential Candidate
Today, I officially declare my candidacy as vice president in the May 2010 elections.
I am running in tandem with Nacionalista Party's Sen. Manny Villar as the presidential standard-bearer.
November 17, 2009
Greening of the Philippines Issues and Concerns
9th Philippine Society for the Study of Nature
I think we all agree that after Ondoy and Pepeng, Filipinos are not the same anymore. The people are more than ever conscious of the impact of climate change. We all have our own stories from our families, if not from our own experience with Ondoy or Pepeng. The lesson is simple. If we do not do protect the environment, our lives will just get harder and harder as weather conditions get more erratic and more extreme.
November 14, 2009
National Immunization Conference
The Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel Manila
I am honored to be with you once again. I had several occasions before to express my gratitude to our country‚Äôs leading doctors, nurses, paramedical workers, private and public health officials, NGOs, media and other health workers for you are the ones in the forefront in defending our people against sicknesses and death.
November 12, 2009
National Conference on Climate Change Adaptation in Watershed Context
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to thank you for your invitation for me to deliver the keynote speech for this important conference and for your warm welcome as well. Let me also congratulate you for your service to the Filipino people and to humanity.
I have always been eager and relentless in pursuing the role and responsibility of interacting with various stakeholders who work for the environment long before my appointment as the chairperson of the Senate Oversight Committee on Climate Change.
November 10, 2009
The Challenge of our Times
Her Excellency President
Distinguished participants and guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,
The Climate Change Act of 2009
Three days ago, President Arroyo signed into law the Climate Change Act of 2009. On this, I wish to convey my grateful appreciation to the President for her immediate action on this landmark legislation.
November 07, 2009
Ladies and gentlemen, officers and members of the Society of Filipino Foresters, Incorporated, my partners in environmental protection, a pleasant day to all of you.
Across the years, Philippine forests continuously declined in physical and environmental terms. Forest land area alarmingly went down from 36.3 percent or more than one-third of the country‚Äôs land area in 1970 to 18 percent in 2001. Evidently, most of our country‚Äôs once rich forests are now gone.
November 6, 2009
Bagong Tugon sa Hamon ng Panahon
Sa mga nakiisa sa inyong lingkod ngayong gabi, marami pong salamat sa inyong pagdalo.
Sa mga kababayan nating Ilonggo, maayong gab-i sa inyo nga tanan.
Sa mga kababayan nating Bicolano, maray na banggi sa indo gabos.
Sa mga kababayan nating Kapampangan, mayap a bengi pu.
Sa mga kababayan nating Ilocano, naimbag nga rabii kadakayo amin.
At sa mga kapatid nating Moslem, assalam alaikum.
Sa lahat ng Pilipino, isang magandang gabi po sa inyong lahat.
October 23, 2009