September 30, 2014
Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
September 29, 2014
INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) Assembly Meeting
September 30, 2014 – EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong City
At the outset, allow me to thank and congratulate the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions Working Group on Environmental Auditing (INTOSAI-WGEA) for convening this very important meeting.
We are living in a world with finite resources and yet generations have lived over the centuries like there is notomorrow.
Our natural environment has been compromised. We all need to acknowledge and embrace […]
Message of Senator Loren Legarda
September 23, 2014
Dayaw 2014: Philippine Indigenous Peoples Festival
September 29, 2014 – NCCA
Our indigenous peoples never fail to amaze me. Whenever I visit a province and go to IP communities, I always discover marvelous things about our culture and heritage like intricately woven fabrics, cultural songs, chants and dances that narrate the story of our ancestors, and the distinct way of life that our indigenous peoples, who are our culture-bearers, strive to preserve.
But aside from me, many others, not only […]
Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda on Climate Change
September 12, 2014
23 September 2014 – Senate Session Hall
I deliver this speech in light of President Benigno Aquino’s address at the UN Climate Summit Plenary in New York today.
The Philippines is one of the megadiverse countries and a lot more awaits to be discovered even as we now have one of the highest rates of discovery of new species in the world.
This seeming abundance, however, should not give us a false sense of complacency. […]
Opening Remark of Senator Loren Legarda
September 10, 2014
A Society where Self-Determination of Women is Assured
World Assembly for Women 2014
Tokyo, Japan, 13 September 2014
The role of women in our society has continuously evolved through the years. As more women have gained access to education, more have also joined the workforce, more are participating in decision-making.
In the Philippines, our women play an important role. They are involved in all sectors of our society. In fact, they are present in more than a hundred countries around […]
Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Resilience to Natural Hazards and Climate Change
ADB Conference: “Innovation and Learning in a Changing Asia”
ADB Headquarters, Manila, 10 September 2014
Citizens of the Asia-Pacific region are more likely to be affected by natural hazards than those in Africa, in Europe or North America, says a report from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
In many countries in the region, poverty, badly planned and managed urban and regional development, informal settlements on unsafe lands, vulnerable rural and urban […]