Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda: Senate Bill No. 1410 under Committee Report No. 8

November 21, 2022

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda
Senate Bill No. 1410 under Committee Report No. 8
AN ACT DECLARING THE FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY OF EVERY YEAR AS NATIONAL HIJAB DAY
Session Hall, Senate of the Philippines
21 November 2022
Mr. President, my dear colleagues, it is my honor to co-sponsor Senate Bill No. 1410, also known as “An Act Declaring the First Day of February of Every Year as National Hijab Day”.
The Philippines is home to numerous religious affiliations. […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda: House Bill No. 4488 under Committee Report No. 10

November 8, 2022

Co-Sponsorship Speech of
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda
House Bill No. 4488 under Committee Report No. 10
AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY-THREE
 08 November 2022
 
President, my dear colleagues, I respectfully request my fellow Senators’ consideration of the 2023 budgets of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which includes Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The […]

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda: Following Up President Macron & President Marcos Conversation in New York

October 6, 2022

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Invitation of H.E. Michéle Boccoz, French Ambassador to the Philippines and Micronesia:
Following Up President Macron & President Marcos Conversation in New York
6 October 2022
Bon après-midi Madam Ambassador Michéle Boccoz! Good afternoon!
It is an honor to be here, as we recognize our countries’ continued partnership in the areas of climate change and sustainable development. Indeed, France and the Philippines have always been partners in climate action. I remember back in 2015 when former French […]

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Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda: Briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs

September 30, 2022

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Committee on Finance, Sub-Committee “G”
Briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Senator C.M. Recto Room and via Cisco Webex
30 September 2022
Our sincerest gratitude to the DFA. At the height of the pandemic, the Department worked tirelessly to ensure the safe return of our kababayans and with a vow to “leave no one behind,” the DFA repatriated over 461,263 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from all around the world. We applaud, of course, the Department’s […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of the Promotion of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

September 22, 2022

Co-Sponsorship Speech of  Senator Loren Legarda
for the Confirmation of the Promotion of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Session Hall, Senate of the Philippines
21 September 2022
 
Mr. President, fellow members of the Commission on Appointments,
It is with deep sense of pride and honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the promotion of these fifty (50) strong men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Their presence in this chamber does not only validate that they are […]

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