Speeches

Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Conferment of the Dangal ng Haraya Award (Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura) to Senator Loren Legarda

December 21, 2016

It is with great honor that I accept the Dangal ng Haraya Award.

This award, while issued in my name, appropriately belongs to my mother who nurtured and influenced me to embrace the majesty of culture and the arts.



Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan

October 27, 2016

Una sa lahat, lubos kong pinasasalamatan ang mga nasa likod ng Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan sa pangunguna ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF).

Napakagandang lugar na pagdausan itong Bundok Makiling—hitik sa likas na yaman at mga alamat at kwentong bayan—akma sa tema ng komperensyang ito tungkol sa kalikasan at kultura.



Opening of the 2016 National Arts and Crafts Fair

October 26, 2016

For many, heritage and development are two contrasting concepts because development is usually associated with what is new and that which would make life better and comfortable; while heritage is that which is old, less exciting and usually commemorated only during special occasions.



Privilege Speech on Indigenous Children

October 18, 2016

October is National Indigenous Peoples’ Month, a celebration of our cultural diversity, an opportune time to honor our IPs and their overwhelming contributions to our history, culture and heritage.



Message: Launching of Specialized Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) Modules for Indigenous Peoples (IPs)

May 10, 2016

Message of Senator Loren Legarda Launching of Specialized Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) Modules for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) 10 May 2016 | Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City   Our indigenous peoples never fail to amaze me. Whenever I visit a province and go to IP communities, I always discover marvelous things […]



Keynote Speech: Science-Policy Forum on the Sustainability of the Rice Terrace Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building Learning Alliance

July 30, 2015

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Science-Policy Forum on the Sustainability of the Rice Terrace Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building Learning Alliance 30 July 2015 | Hotel Jen, Manila   It is always with great pleasure that I take part in gatherings that are crucial in saving not only our intangible heritage and our natural […]



Message for the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day

June 18, 2015

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Message for the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day A Celebration of Cultural Heritage As Foundation of Self-Determination and Sustainable Development 18 June 2015 | Lagawe, Ifugao It is a great honor to be part of the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day. Ifugao is a very special place for me because of the rich cultural […]



Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Indigenous People of the ASEAN

November 19, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)  for Indigenous People of the ASEAN November 19, 2014 – The Bayleaf Hotel Intramuros, Manila   In this day and age of technology and globalization, the knowledge systems and traditions of indigenous communities are threatened to be left in the memories of the […]



Sponsorship Speech for “Ethnic Origin Act of 2014”

October 22, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda Sponsorship Speech for “Ethnic Origin Act of 2014” Senate Bill No. 2426, Under Committee Report No. 81   Mr. President,   Our indigenous peoples have shaped our story as a Filipino people—our music, arts and dance, our native knowledge and skills, our deeply held beliefs, our creativity, our sustainable ways of living with our […]



Dayaw 2014: Philippine Indigenous Peoples Festival

September 29, 2014

Message of Senator Loren Legarda Dayaw 2014: Philippine Indigenous Peoples Festival September 29, 2014 – NCCA   Our indigenous peoples never fail to amaze me. Whenever I visit a province and go to IP communities, I always discover marvelous things about our culture and heritage like intricately woven fabrics, cultural songs, chants and dances that […]