November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020
Mr. BAN KI-MOON, Former United Nations Secretary-General;
Fellow CVF Ambassadors, MOHAMED NASHEED and SABER CHOWDHURY;
IPU Secretary-General MARTIN CHUNGONG;
Let me state this plainly. Hard-fought development gains and productivity will continue to be undermined, or worse, reversed, if our 1.5 global warming threshold is breached.
Just from October to this month, the Philippines was battered in succession by typhoons Ofel, Saudel, Molave, super typhoon Goni, tropical storm Atsani, Etau, and typhoon Vamco.
Typhoon Vamco alone has affected 4 million of our people. The damage […]
Mr. Speaker, distinguished colleagues in Congress:
November 17, 2020
I address this august chamber to speak on what I consider as the greatest humanitarian challenge of our lifetime, but one that has not been getting enough needed attention and action from all of us—the climate crisis.
Within the last month and just days apart from each other, three typhoons—Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses—hit provinces in the Luzon and Visayas regions. Based on the latest reports by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), these […]
Good morning to my fellow Members, and to the guests and resource persons representing the different government agencies today.
November 14, 2020
As Chairperson of this Sub-Committee on New Normal, I would like to thank you all for joining this first hearing that we are conducting on the various bills pertaining to the Balik Probinsiya, Bagong Pag-asa Program of the national government.
Since early this year, we have been beset by uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We all have had to deal with […]
It is my honor to welcome everyone to this year’s Panubli-on, a regional trade fair that has been conducted since 2003. I always look forward to trade fairs, as they remind me of two advocacies that are close to my heart: the richness of our culture and the development of our local enterprises. While we work all year round to promote and advance both advocacies, I cannot help but feel excitement as we place once again the spotlight on our […]
November 11, 2020
Allow me to extend my warmest greetings to our officials – Governor Rhodora Cadiao, Vice Governor Ed Denosta, and to all our Mayors who are participating in this program. To our resource speakers and staff from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), a pleasant morning to all.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken all of us by surprise, greatly changing the way we interact in our homes, communities, and workplaces. We have to rethink our ways and lifestyles, as we […]