Senator Loren Legarda today ensured that the government will continue to support the arts and culture sector under the 2017 national budget as she welcomed the election of National Artist for Literature, Virgilio S. Almario, as the new chairperson of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
Almario was elected to the position following the end of term of Professor Felipe de Leon, Jr.
Senator Loren Legarda has proposed the Senate Bill No. 1259 or the Philippine Space Act (PhilSA). Read on to know more about it.
In our country, 2016 ended with Senator Loren Legarda promising to legislate a separate department for culture and the arts. The issue may sound trivial to many, but this writer agrees with the good senadora. We should be serious about our history, culture and the arts, and government should put together the disparate agencies in charge of our cultural heritage under central management. We have the National Museum, the National Library, the National Historical Institute, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Cultural Center, several film development agencies, and God knows whatever else.
For the Cordillera Indigenous Elected Women’s Leaders, she is a tukwifi or a bright star; “the one who takes care” (or a bae matumpis) of the cultural communities in Mindanao; the Panay-Bukidnon community in Visayas touted her as huyong adlaw dulpa-an labaw sa kadunggan, which translates to shining sun, rising in power; and for the Marawi Sultanate League, she is a bai a labi, which means an honorary Muslim Princess. Because of her passion to preserve the Filipino culture and arts, Senator Loren Legarda has been called many names, but she is first and foremost a Filipina who fell in love with our colorful dances, art, and language.
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I have come to greatly admire the leadership of Senator Loren Legarda.
Some of the legislation that she has not only introduced but enacted, are now being regarded as model for many other countries around the world. She has been a passionate advocate for many years and she is now in a position of great authority and influence in the Senate. I meet with a lot of leaders around the world who deal with the climate issue. It really is a genuine pleasure to work with Senator Legarda.
— Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States of America
Senator Loren, Thank you so much for gracing Ani ng Dangal with your inspiring presence. The keynote message that you gave was very empowering to the artists. No other senator or high government official before you had understood how much culture, especially the arts, can contribute to a nation’s development. Best regards!
— Chairman Jun De Leon, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
May I just extend my congratulations to you for shepherding a climate change friendly budget, which is first in Philippine Budget history.
I am glad that the 2016 National Budget is replete with specific provisions concerning climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster reduction, as well as resiliency. You have stirred the bureaucracy into affirmative action for addressing the problems of climate change.
Thank you, and I look forward to working with you for the betterment of the country and the world.
–- Hon. Rodel Batocabe
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