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37th Annual Convention and Scientific Session Filipino-Chinese Dental Foundation, Inc.

July 29, 2018

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
37th Annual Convention and Scientific Session
Filipino-Chinese Dental Foundation, Inc.
July 29, 2018 | Century Park Hotel, Manila
I wish to extend my sincerest appreciation to the Filipino-Chinese Dental Foundation, Inc. (FCDFI) for this honor and opportunity to address you all tonight. My congratulations as well for hosting this 37th Annual Convention and Scientific Session.
Allow me to start by recalling the events in 2011 when Lingkod Loren, a program I spearheaded to provide social service […]


Speech: Sandugo Festival, Legacy @ 30

July 28, 2018

Kuradang and Sandugo Street Dancing
Sandugo Festival, Legacy @ 30
July 28, 2018 | Tagbilaran, Bohol
Isang mapagpalang hapon po sa inyong lahat!
Sa pagsisimula ko sa aking mensahe, nais ko na balikan natin ang ating kasaysayan.
History echoes in every church, monuments, and streets of Bohol. Ang Sandugo nina Datu Sikatuna at Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, at ang pinakamahabang pag-aaklas na pinangunahan ni Francisco Dagohoy ay dalawa sa pinakamahalagang pangyayari sa ating kasaysayan na naganap dito sa Bohol.[1] These two significant historical […]


Closing Remarks: Asia Pacific Healthy Islands Conference

July 27, 2018

27 July 2018 | Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City
Excellencies, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen:

On behalf of the Government of the Philippines, I would like to congratulate all of you for making the Asia Pacific Healthy Islands Conference a success. This is a huge contribution to making our islands—our precious nations—more connected during these trying times of climate change. As we nurture and relate to this interconnectedness, we realize more and more that we […]


Legarda: 58th Venice Art Biennale Takes on New Imaginaries of Place Histories with the Island as Reference

July 26, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda said she is looking forward to the Philippines’ participation in the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale as it explores the myriad ways by which the islands can be perceived and imagined: by evoking its geophysical characteristics, reflecting on our regard for it as a place of origin, refuge, and respite, or a location that may refer to nation itself.


Dayaw Season Finale Features “Maria” the Catholic Icon of Succor and Consolation

July 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites the public to watch the last episode of Dayaw season 5: Pagdiwang at Pasasalamat, showcasing how different Filipinos celebrate, give thanks, and declare their religious faith.

Episode 6 titled, “Si Maria at si Niño” (Celebrating the Virgin) features a significant icon in the Filipino Catholic community, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace, known to devotees as a source of succor and consolation. The documentary tackles her role as a personal symbol of identity and sees how the Catholic traditions of Spain became uniquely and distinctly Filipino through her.


Privilege Speech: The Economic Cost of Undernutrition in the Philippines

July 25, 2018

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
“The Economic Cost of
Undernutrition in the Philippines”
25 July 2018 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues,
The Philippines has been showing an impressive performance in terms of economic growth. Our growth rate of more than 6% annually, which is one of the highest in Southeast Asia, the growing trust of investors as proven by the increasing inflow of investments in the country, and the upgrade in our credit rating by Fitch […]