Intervention on the Open Government Partnership

November 10, 2023

8 November 2023
I would like to express my utmost support for the Open Government Partnership.
First of all, I congratulate President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on his signing Executive Order 31, entitled Institutionalizing The Philippine Open Government Partnership last June 2023 which institutionalized Open Government Partnership or OGP in the Philippines. This means that through this E.O., all branches of government, despite being independent of each other, will […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: General Appropriations Bill

November 7, 2023

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda
House Bill No. 8980 under Committee Report No. 155
7 November 2023
Mr. President, my dear colleagues, as we gather to deliberate on our nation’s 2024 budget, I stand before you with a sense of responsibility and determination. This is a crucial moment where we can shape our country’s future.
The national budget reflects our priorities, values, and commitment to serving our people. It allows us to address challenges and […]

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Legarda pushes for preservation of indigenous languages

November 6, 2023

As the “Eksibit sa Nanganganib na Wika ng Pilipinas” officially opened on the second floor of the Senate building on Monday, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda underscored the importance of preserving indigenous languages and called the staging of such exhibits an eye-opener to the public that such languages are in dire need of saving.
“Hindi lang kamalayan ang kailangan pataasin upang tugunan ang suliraning ito. Malaking hamon ito sa mga ahensya ng pamahalaan katulad ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) […]

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Legarda expresses confidence in deeper cooperation between Philippines and Japan

November 4, 2023

In light of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s visit to the country, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed confidence in the deeper cooperation between the Philippines and Japan.
“Today, I am honored to join my colleagues in the Philippine Congress in extending a warm welcome to His Excellency Kishida Fumio, the Prime Minister of Japan, as he graced us with his presence in the Joint Session,” Legarda stated.
“Our people-to-people connections and cultural exchanges have laid the foundation for a strong […]

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Legarda welcomes Iloilo City recognition by UNESCO

November 1, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda lauded the inclusion of Iloilo City in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) for its one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience.
Legarda, a veteran lawmaker known for her cultural advocacies, and a proud daughter of the island of Panay, welcomed the addition of the Visayan metropolis to the prestigious list.
“We express our deepest gratitude to UNESCO for including Iloilo as one of the 55 new cities included in the UCCN in commemoration of World Cities Day. It brings […]

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