Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, as Chairperson of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) Drafting Committee, reported a total of 10 resolutions from the working groups on Political and Security Matters, Meeting of Women Parliamentarians, Economic and Trade Matters, and Regional Cooperation in the Asia Pacific.
Six (6) consolidated resolutions were the outcomes of the region’s Annual Meeting in the Philippines, which, according to her, reinforces the effectiveness of parliamentary diplomacy and the power of […]
To all our honorable delegates and friends, fellow workers in parliamentary work, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. It is both an honor and privilege to have been designated as the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), a key role in shaping the final text of the draft resolutions submitted by our fellow parliamentarians from the Asia Pacific region.
Efforts were made by the Drafting Committee to encapsulate the substantial work undertaken […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda urged the delegates of the 31st Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF31) to prioritize the consideration of natural capital in legislation. She points to the fragile state of the Philippines’ ecosystem and the effects of climate change on the nation’s overall welfare, citing this as urgent and of profound significance.
“Our task is to craft legislation that not only sets norms but breathes life into the spirit of people’s rights to sustainable development and a better […]
MESSAGE OF SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE LOREN LEGARDA 31ST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM (APPF)
Plenary Session II – Economic and Trade Matters: Rethinking Critical Infrastructure
24 November 2023
Honorable members of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, distinguished guests, and fellow advocates of sustainable development,
I am deeply honored to address you today at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum. As we delve into the critical realm of Economic and Trade Matters, I wish to draw our collective […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, the principal author and sponsor of Senate Bill No. 2439 or the proposed Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System (PENCAS) bill, lauded the passage of the measure on third reading in the Senate on Wednesday.
The four-term senator, who has filed numerous bills that address various environmental issues, said the passage of PENCAS in the Senate is a significant milestone for the environment and the country.
“It is again a pioneering long journey just like […]