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    This proudly Pinoy initiative, supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Senator Loren Legarda, a tireless advocate for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, kicked off with a grand exhibit, titled Dayaw: Culture and Art Exhibition, on June 21 at Rustan’s Makati.
    Handcrafted products and fabrics made by indigenous communities are featured in ‘Dayaw: Culture and Art Exhibition’

    SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique — Senator Loren Legarda rallied Antiquenos to support President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s zero tolerance for corruption, drugs and criminality.

    In her speech, Legarda, who administered Thursday’s oath-taking of elected officials in Antique, said that Antiquenos should join the campaign of the new president and not let their children be destroyed by syndicates.

    A long advocate of our indigenous heritage and responsible for creating the country’s first permanent textile gallery, the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino at the National Museum, Sen. Legarda acknowledged the concerted efforts from different sectors in extending support to our SLTs. “We thank Rustan’s for supporting this advocacy and giving us the venue, the full support for this. What better way to provide livelihood than giving support to the schools of living tradition of our indigenous peoples and at the same time making a viable economic enterprise. If we don’t take care of our nature and culture, who else will?”


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    This Act shall establish the framework for the accelerated development and advancement of renewable energy resources, and the development of a strategic program to increase its utilization.

    This bill seeks to amend RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, in order to address the above concerns of our valued senior citizens by: a) increasing the discount granted to them to thirty-two percent (32%); b) imposing stiffer penalties to pharmacies and drug stores which refuse to honor senior citizen card issued by the government; and c) providing them free vaccination against influenza virus and other pneumococcal disease prior to their discharge from any government hospital where he or […]


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  • What They Say

    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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