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‘Ties of History’ opens Aug. 8

August 7, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, along with Yuchengco Museum, UP Vargas Museum, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Dalubhasaan Para sa Edukasyon sa Sining at Kultura (DESK), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda present “Ties Of History: Art In Southeast Asia” from Aug. 8 to Oct. 6, 2018.


Winning the war on climate change

August 5, 2018

For 2018, the budget allocation for climate change through national government agencies has substantially increased by 96.7 percent. Climate change-tagged programs, projects and activities have a total share of 7.26 percent of the total budget.

As chair of the Senate committees on climate change and finance, I am committed to ensure that our public institutions are fully equipped logistically to address climate change impacts in the context of multisectoral convergence and citizen participation.


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.


Fifth Hibla Travelling Exhibition Opens in New York, Legarda Elated

July 24, 2018

Senator Legarda has expressed her elation over the success abroad of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition as the fifth exhibit opens today in New York.

Legarda said that the travelling exhibitions are offshoots of the National Museum’s Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles gallery, which is her brainchild. The first Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition was held in London in October 2017, and has since opened in several parts of the world, such as Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; and Washington, D.C.