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Who will represent the Philippines in the 2017 Venice Art Biennale?

February 27, 2017

This “spectre of comparisons” is the very framework for the Philippine Pavilion — the commissioner for which is Almario — in this year’s Venice Art Biennale. This serves as the momentum for the Philippines’ participation in the 2015 Biennale in its 51 years of absence after 1964, when the now National Artists Jose Joya and Napoleon Abueva first represented the country.

The Philippines’ comeback in 2015 was envisioned and spearheaded by Sen. Loren Legarda, with the exhibit “Tie a String Around the World,” curated by Dr. Patrick Flores and featuring the works of Manny Montelibano, Jose Tence Ruiz, and the late National Artists Manuel Conde and Carlos Francisco. And in 2016, the Philippines presented a pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale for the first time ever.

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More than 250,000 gov’t employees seen to be affected by Rightsizing Act

February 27, 2017

The proposed law, introduced by Senator Loren B. Legarda as Senate Bill No. 1162 in September last year, aims to cut bureaucracy by merging or abolishing agencies with redundant operating functions, to improve efficiency in delivering government service.

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Manuel Ocampo and Lani Maestro channel Rizal

February 27, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – It’s not the job of a lawmaker or the Senate Committee on Finance to do this,” says Senator Loren Legarda, meaning her spearheading of the Philippines’ participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale for the third time. “It is just my hobby.”

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3rd season of ‘Dayaw’ on ANC focuses on indigenous heritage

February 27, 2017

The story of a nation is not only evident in the ways and practices of its people that have endured across time, but also in the tangible materials that they have used to build and create for generations.
These “materyales fuertes” (materials that build a nation)—from the simplest to the rarest of materials—are the focus of the third season of “Dayaw,” the six-part documentary series on the rich culture and heritage of indigenous people (IP) of the Philippines.
The program, produced for […]

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Legarda in third serving of ‘Dayaw’

February 26, 2017

The crusade for the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage continues for Senator Loren Legarda as her documentary series Dayaw returns for a third season on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel every Thursday with live streaming on abs-cbnnews.com/live and on ANC’s Facebook page.

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The future of Philippine Culture

January 22, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda 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 “Rio Alma” 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.