August 30, 2016
Opening Statement Senator Loren Legarda
August 22, 2016
Chair, Senate Committee on Finance
Briefing by the Development Budget Coordinating Committee
on the Proposed FY 2017 National Government Budget
30 August 2016 | Senate of the Philippines
Today, the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) will brief us on the proposed P3.35 Trillion National Government Budget for 2017.
As we open discussions on the 2017 national budget, I would like to stress on the importance of the task laid before us.
Your Committee […]
Senator Loren Legarda’s Opening Statement
August 17, 2016
Senate Committee on Climate Change
22 August 2016 | Senate of the Philippines
I would like to call this organizational meeting of the Senate Committee on Climate Change to order.
Good afternoon and we welcome the members of the Committee.
In the past congresses, the Committee has spearheaded the creation of vital pieces of legislation needed to mainstream climate change adaptation and mitigation in government policies, both in national and local levels.
Today, as […]
Senator Loren Legarda
August 17, 2016
Co-Sponsorship Speech Commending Olympic Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz
17 August 2016 – Senate Session Hall
It is with great pride that I join my esteemed colleagues in honoring Ms. Hidilyn Diaz who made history for the Philippines by winning the silver medal in the women’s 53-kg weightlifting division during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 25-year-old medalist, a native of Zamboanga City, put an end to the country’s Olympic medal drought […]
Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
August 15, 2016
Science & Technology Roadmap for Textiles Conference
16 August 2016 | DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig
*Delivered by a Representative
One of the first laws I authored during my first term as Senator was Republic Act 9242, the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law.
Its primary purpose is to promote the country’s natural fabrics through their use as materials in official governments uniforms. I have envisioned this law to jumpstart the effort to build up the country’s tropical fabrics […]
Opening Address of Senator Loren Legarda
CVF High Level Climate Policy Forum
15 August 2016 | Senate of the Philippines
What does the future hold for us—nations greatly vulnerable to the ill effects of climate change?
We are walking on thin ice. Our future is uncertain because we are facing a crisis that we cannot resolve on our own.
Sea level rise threatens to submerge island nations including our fellow CVF member states—Kiribati, Marshall Islands and the Maldives. Ocean acidification is […]