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Legarda Urges Filipinos to Emulate Rizal’s Nationalism

December 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has called on Filipinos to emulate the values and principles of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, especially his nationalism, as the nation commemorates Rizal Day.

“Dr. Jose Rizal was an unparalleled visionary whose thoughts and actions changed the landscape of our identity as Filipinos. His ideas began the revolution that earned us our freedom, and his integrity and nationalism continue to inspire new generations,” she said.

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Legarda: Enough Funds for Typhoon Nina Rehab

December 29, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today urged all agencies involved in the relief and rehabilitation efforts in areas affected by Typhoon Nina to ensure that needs are met completely and quickly even as she commended the level of disaster preparedness of national agencies and local government units (LGUs).

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Message from Zero Waste Philippines

December 28, 2016

This Christmas and New Year, we have a perfect excuse for you to declutter and start the year right.

Those clothes you loved but no longer fit?
Those housewares you have in duplicate?
Those bags and shoes that have been sitting in your closet for years?
Maybe you received more gifts than you need this Christmas?

Why not give them away for the benefit of our silent heroes on Zero Waste—our Waste Workers!

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A Woman of Culture: Loren Legarda receives the Dangal ng Haraya Award for preserving Filipino culture and enriching the arts

December 26, 2016

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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‘Loren shows us the roots of our culture’

December 26, 2016

And what I try to tell you now is the importance of the arts in the shaping of a nation and I pay tribute to Loren as one who has helped that nation grow and I hope that it will not only grow but eventually it will prevail.

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‘Culture and our national identity: Pursuing change that unites’

December 26, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – 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.

My mother, Bessie Gella Bautista, sang operas, collected art, and was a person of culture. As a child, I was surrounded by artists, including Ibarra dela Rosa, H.R. Ocampo and Vicente Manansala — people who, by their art, contributed to shaping our national identity.

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Bountiful gifts for Christmas in show biz

December 25, 2016

For its part, Loren Legarda’s “Dayaw” is a yearlong weekly viewing treat, because it’s a cultural TV show that insightfully reminds us of our ethnic and artistic roots and traditions.

It fills a gaping gap in local TV programming, which generally ignores the past in favor of the more with-it but trivializing present.

“Dayaw” helps make up for this unenlightened disdain, which in fact abridges our future prospects as a nation.

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NCCA Confers Dangal ng Haraya on Legarda

December 23, 2016

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has conferred on Senator Loren Legarda its highest honor, theDangal ng Haraya Patron of Arts and Culture.

The NCCA confers the Dangal ng Haraya award to individuals and institutions/organizations that have rendered significant and lasting contributions, support, patronage to preservation, development and promotion of Philippine culture and arts.

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Legarda: President Duterte Signs P3.350T Pro-People 2017 National Budget

December 22, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA) worth P3.350 trillion, the first budget of the new administration.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that she is proud of the work they have done for this budget, which is pro-people as it addresses the most basic needs of the people while improving the country’s economic growth.

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Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Conferment of the Dangal ng Haraya Award

December 21, 2016

Culture and Our National Identity: Pursuing Change That Unites
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, Marble Hall, Bureau of Treasury, Intramuros, Manila
 
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.
 
My mother, Bessie Gella Bautista, […]

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