Archives for the ‘Speeches’ Category

Google Crisis Response Summit

Posted on Apr 30th, 2014 • Category: Speeches

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech Google Crisis Response Summit 30 April 2014 –SMX Convention Center   It is with great pleasure that I take part in this event, the Google Crisis Response Summit, where we see convergence among various sectors of society to use technology and innovation in finding solutions to the growing social, economic and […]



Building Green: An LGU Imperative

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2014 • Category: Speeches

Senator Loren Legarda’s Speech Forum on Green Building Initiative “Building Green: An LGU Imperative” 23 April 2014 – Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati   The future communities in the Philippines will vastly differ from the ones we live in today. As we witness the 21st century unfold, our nation faces a new set of technological, socioeconomic and global […]



Launch of Philippine Marine Biodiversity Video Documentary

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2014 • Category: Speeches

Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda  Launch of Philippine Marine Biodiversity Video Documentary 22  April 2014 – Museum of the Filipino People, Manila     Today we launch a video documentary on Philippine marine biodiversity as we celebrate Earth Day—a most opportune time to highlight the need to protect our natural resources including those within our […]



Learning from the Past to Build a Resilient Future

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014 • Category: Speeches

Senator Loren Legarda’s Privilege Speech “Learning from the Past to Build a Resilient Future” Senate Session Hall It is nearly three months post-Yolanda and challenges continue to arise as many of the survivors either continue to depend on government and foreign aid or make use of their resourcefulness to make ends meet. I rise today […]



State of the Environment 2013

Posted on Jul 30th, 2013 • Category: Speeches

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda State of the Environment 2013 Senate Session Hall 30 July 2013   Mr. President,   We open a new congress with much fervor as we take on the role of representing the varied issues and challenges that our citizens expect us to address through legislation. And though we have different advocacies, […]



Co-Sponsorship Speech: Environmental Planning Act of 2012

Posted on Feb 28th, 2012 • Category: Speeches

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Environmental Planning Act of 2012 Senate Bill No. 3138, Committee Report No. 127 Senate Session Hall February 28, 2012 In this era when the severity and frequency of natural hazards and extreme weather events are unpredictable, rural development and urban planning have become even more critical. We have witnessed […]



Revealing Risks, Redefining Development

Posted on Jun 1st, 2011 • Category: Speeches

Privilege Speech on the Observance of World Environment Day “Revealing Risks, Redefining Development” Senator Loren Legarda Delivered at the Senate Floor Mr. President, As we observe the World Environment Day this week, I rise to bring to the attention of this august chamber the main messages of the recently launched 2011 Global Assessment Report on […]



SPONSORSHIP SPEECH Delivered at the Senate Floor by Senator Loren Legarda Chair, Senate Committee on Climate Change

Posted on May 10th, 2011 • Category: Speeches

SPONSORSHIP SPEECH Delivered at the Senate Floor by Senator Loren Legarda Chair, Senate Committee on Climate Change “An Act Establishing the People’s Survival Fund to Provide Long-Term Finance Streams to Enable the Government to Effectively Address the Problem of Climate Change, Amending  for the purpose Republic Act No. 9729, otherwise known as “The Climate Change […]



The Human Face of Climate Change

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2009 • Category: Speeches

It is my pleasure to be invited here at the Miriam College, University of Santo Tomas and Cebu Institute of Technology to speak about an issue which has become one of the greatest humanitarian development challenges that we all face. While climate change has been at the forefront of international discourse for more than two […]



“The greatest development challenge of our times”

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2009 • Category: Speeches

Geneva, Switzerland, 23 June 2009 “The greatest development challenge of our times” Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Four days ago, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction concluded with 1,800 delegates from 165 nations calling on political leaders around the world to act decisively on reducing disaster risks and managing the impacts of climate change in […]