Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Launching of books on Ifugao Culture June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

It is a great honor to be part of this book project that has yielded  two books on Ifugao Culture – the Ifugao Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices and the INABOL: Traditional and Contemporary Ifugao Textiles.  I also note that we are holding the booklaunch just in time for celebration of Gotad Ifugao this year.
Ifugao is a very special place for me because of the rich cultural heritage and abundant natural resources that this province is fortunately blessed with.
Today is […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Virtual Launch Manlilikha ng Bayan Gallery/ National Museum of the Philippines 28 May 2021/ 2:00 p.m.

May 31, 2021

To our Manlilikha ng Bayan, partners, cultural communities, and indigenous groups, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon!
As we conclude the celebration of the National Heritage Month, the National Museum of the Philippines, together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and my Office, continues to honor the sixteen recipients of Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan from 1993 to 2016, through the upgraded Manlilikha ng Bayan or National Living Treasure Hall at the National Museum of Anthropology.
A Manlilikha […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda at the Closing Ceremony of the Global Resolve against Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) November 20, 2020

May 19, 2021

Good afternoon.
All of us here share the same commitment towards protecting our children, even as each of us took different paths getting here. Mine began even before I became a legislator but what I consider to be the most important milestone was during my first term as Senator when I was privileged to sponsor Senate Bill 2444, which later on became Republic Act 9208 or the Anti Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 — the first anti-trafficking law in South […]

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A Rational and Just Approach to Restoration and Management April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021

My warmest greetings to my fellow panelists and everyone at their workstations participating in this Webinar series on Forest and Landscape Restoration in the Philippines.
I think we are off to a great start, and I am very excited about how we can support the initiatives on forest and landscape restoration with legislation. Legislators play an important role in setting the pace and in advancing the rational use of the national patrimony.
      In my three terms in the Senate, we […]

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Speech on Parliamentary Webinar on Tackling the Climate Crisis: Transitioning to a Global Green Economy

April 22, 2021

My warmest greetings to my fellow legislators and parliamentarians from all over the world, to everyone from US-Asia Institute and Air Quality Asia, and everyone else joining this webinar on how legislators can lead the way in tackling the climate crisis and pushing for the transition to a global green economy.


I am looking forward particularly to the panel discussion later, and I am honored and happy to share insights and lessons from my own experience in the Philippines, where I have been working on these very issues in Congress since my first term as Senator in 1998.

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