September 22, 2023
I welcome and laud the Philippines’ move to join other nations in signing the first-ever treaty on protecting the international high seas under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
In my capacity as the Senate President Pro Tempore, I wrote to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in March, expressing my great anticipation and enthusiasm for the High Seas Treaty, formally known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement.
Adopted by the Intergovernmental Conference on Marine […]
September 21, 2023
OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE LOREN LEGARDA
September 20, 2023
Sub-Committee on Finance
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
21 September 2023
A pleasant afternoon to everyone participating in this second budget hearing for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, or TESDA.
The hearing of Sub-Committee “G” of the Committee on Finance is hereby called to order.
Our agenda for today is the Proposed FY 2024 Budget of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
Secretary Suharto T. Mangudadatu has already presented the agency’s […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda today stressed responsible public relations practice in maintaining a healthy democracy.
September 20, 2023
Legarda, a multi-awarded and respected journalist before being elected as Senator at 38 years old in her first term, told participants of the 30th National Public Relations Congress in Makati their crucial role in keeping the populace well-informed.
“In a democratic country like the Philippines, the government is held accountable by the public for its actions and policies,” said Legarda.
“This is where public relations play […]
Before the lockdowns, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) found that one million species are at risk of extinction. They ranked the main factors from highest impact as follows: changes in land and sea use, exploitation of organisms, climate change, pollution, and invasive alien species. The intertwined web that sustains humans, plants, and animals is at risk of unraveling in a matter of decades.
September 18, 2023
In November 2020, US former Senator Russ Feingold wrote to Senate President Pro […]
MESSAGE OF SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE LOREN LEGARDA
Opening of “Bakit Malolos?” Exhibit
18 September 2023
Isang mapagpalayang hapon sa ating lahat!
A hundred twenty-five years ago, men from around the Philippines gathered in the church of Barasoain, Malolos, Bulacan to write the laws that would govern the nascent Filipino nation. It is a physical manifestation of our people’s desire for freedom–a desire long fought for by countless Filipinos throughout the country in small uprisings and big revolts, in the campaign for […]