Archives for the ‘Speeches’ Category

Legarda Receives France’s Prestigious Legion of Honor Award

Posted on Feb 18th, 2016 • Category: Press Release, Speeches

French President Francois Hollande, thru French Ambassador to the Philippines Thierry Mathou, has bestowed upon Senator Loren Legarda the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor).

The Legion of Honor is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is one of the most prestigious French distinctions. Legarda was given the award for her “truly invaluable contribution in strengthening the bilateral ties between Philippines and France.”



Legarda: Reducing Risks is Our Weapon Against Natural Hazards

Posted on Feb 17th, 2016 • Category: Press Release, Speeches

Senator Loren Legarda today said that in order to ensure the safety of our communities against natural hazards, the government must lead a whole-of-society approach to reducing disaster risks, preventing the creation of new risks and building resilience of local communities and the nation as a whole.

Legarda made the statement as the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) released a study that showed 2015 was the hottest year on record and the Philippines ranked fourth among countries hit by the most number of disasters caused by natural hazards in 2015.



Legarda Warns Climate Change’s Adverse Effect To Public Health

Posted on Feb 11th, 2016 • Category: Press Release, Speeches

Alarmed by the imminent threat posed by the spread of the Zika virus, Senator Loren Legarda raised concerns that climate change may have fueled the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which has been linked to birth defects and death of newborns in Latin America.

“As climate change alters rainfall patterns and brings deadly, intensified and frequent calamities, it will affect public health,” said Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.



Legarda Renews Call for Strict Implementation of Solid Waste Mgmt Law as Ombudsman Receives Cases vs Non-Compliant LGUs

Posted on Feb 10th, 2016 • Category: Press Release, Speeches

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to local government units (LGUs) to implement Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Law, or face the legal consequences of non-compliance with the 15-year old law.

Legarda, principal author and sponsor of the law, made the statement in line with the ceremonial filing today of affidavit-complaints of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) at the Office of the Ombudsman.



Legarda Pushes for Environmental Accounting, Asks ‘Why Are We Poor Despite Our Natural Wealth?’

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014 • Category: Press Release, Speeches

Stressing that 12 million Filipinos remain poor despite the Philippines being a megadiverse country, Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to create a system of environmental and natural resources accounting to ensure that environmental considerations are integrated in development plans and policies of government.   “Our ecosystems have been altered more rapidly in the […]



INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) Assembly Meeting

Posted on Sep 30th, 2014 • Category: Speeches

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda 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 […]



Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Posted on Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Speeches

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA “Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management” ASEM Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management 5 June 2014 – Manila   Women: Leaders of Change for Resilience   First of all, I wish to extend my thanks to the ASEM leadership for this opportunity to share our country’s experiences on […]



Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks – Lead Statement

Posted on May 22nd, 2014 • Category: Speeches

Senator Loren Legarda  Lead Statement Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks World Economic Forum, Manila 22 May 2014 – Makati Shangri-La Hotel   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report of March 2014 highlights the risks posed by climate change to the global effort to tackle priority development issues.  Because of climate change, poverty […]



Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks – DRR Situationer

Posted on May 22nd, 2014 • Category: Speeches

Senator Loren Legarda DRR Situationer Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks World Economic Forum, Manila 22 May 2014 – Makati Shangri-La Hotel   The world’s attention was focused on the Philippines more than six months ago when Haiyan, the world’s strongest typhoon to make landfall, hit our country. Entire towns and cities in Central […]



Launch of the Global Environment Fund’s Small Grants Programme (SGP) Operational Phase 5

Posted on May 21st, 2014 • Category: Speeches

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech Launch of the Global Environment Fund’s Small Grants Programme (SGP) Operational Phase 5 21 May 2014   Allow me first to congratulate the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), especially its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), […]