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Legarda Bats for Creation of Seafarers’ Commission

September 29, 2013

In celebration of the National Seafarer’s Day, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for the institution of mechanisms that would ensure better protection and provision of necessary services for Filipino sea-based workers.
 
Legarda said that while the country has started implementing improved policies for the benefit and protection of Filipino seafarers as a result of its ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), there is a continuing need to ensure that their concerns are given adequate attention by a dedicated […]

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Legarda to DA, NFA: Address High Rice Prices, Ease Burden on Poor

September 26, 2013

In the wake of assurances from the Department of Agriculture (DA) that rice prices would stabilize after the country’s lean season and statements from the National Food Authority (NFA) that its inventories this year were greater than those in 2012, Senator Loren Legarda called on the DA and NFA to explain why rice prices have yet to drop to pre-lean season levels.
 
“Last week NFA Administrator Orlan Calayag said, and I quote, ‘the NFA inventory is bigger this year compared to […]

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Legarda urges DA, NFA to act on high rice prices

September 26, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) on Thursday to address the problem of continued high rice prices in the country despite the onset of harvest season which should cause prices to go down.
Legarda, who had filed Senate Resolution 233 for a Senate inquiry on the rice supply situation in the country, said she could not understand why rice prices have remained high despite the pronouncement of DA and NFA officials that […]

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Legarda Congratulates German Chancellor Merkel for Successful Re-election

September 25, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her successful bid for a third term as head of government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
 
“I warmly congratulate Chancellor Angela Merkel for her re-election. This historic victory shows the Germans’ trust in their incumbent leader to advance the causes and address the concerns of the nation and its people. As a leader of a powerful nation, other countries, including the Philippines, also hope that she will continue to champion vital […]

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Legarda Celebrates Greatness of Philippine Weaving Culture in Hibla

September 23, 2013

A row of weaving looms, a line of photographs of indigenous peoples in traditional garments, and a display of tropical fabrics from Senator Loren Legarda’s collection are among the highlights of the expanded exhibition, Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles, the country’s first permanent textile gallery.
 
Legarda, patron of the gallery, led the inauguration of the expanded exhibition last September 20 at the Museum of the Filipino People in Manila.
 
“I am happy to launch the expanded textile gallery, which […]

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Legarda launches twin cultural exhibits at National Museum

September 23, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda
Senator Loren Legarda launched on Sept. 20, 2013 the Baybayin Gallery and the expanded permanent textile gallery at the Museum of the Filipino People.
Sen. Loren, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles, the country’s first permanent textile gallery, has been expanded to include more traditional garments made from indigenous fiber and weaving looms from several weaving communities.
“The National Museum has a vast collection of indigenous […]

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Legarda to Launch Twin Cultural Exhibits in National Museum

September 20, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda is set to launch the Baybayin Gallery and the expanded permanent textile gallery at the Museum of the Filipino People on September 20, 2013.
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles, the country’s first permanent textile gallery, has been expanded to include more traditional garments made from indigenous fiber and weaving looms from several weaving communities.
 
“The National Museum has a vast collection of indigenous textiles and we […]

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Legarda: Strengthen Diplomatic Relations with other nations through ‘cultural diplomacy’

September 19, 2013

Legarda: Strengthen Diplomatic Relations with other nations through ‘cultural diplomacy’
Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to pursue strengthened diplomatic relations with other nations through cultural diplomacy during the budget hearing of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
“We need a cultural renaissance. We need to understand that our culture, shaped by our heritage, practices, and tradition, is a powerful tool in promoting our diplomatic agenda,” Legarda said.
“I am confident that our artistry and culture would leave other nations in awe. Our […]

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Legarda: Strengthen Diplomatic Relations with other nations through ‘cultural diplomacy’

September 19, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to pursue strengthened diplomatic relations with other nations through cultural diplomacy during the budget hearing of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
“We need a cultural renaissance. We need to understand that our culture, shaped by our heritage, practices, and tradition, is a powerful tool in forwarding our diplomatic agenda,” Legarda said.
“I am confident that our artistry and culture would leave other nations in awe. Our indigenous peoples are the epitome of the tradition, the […]

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Legarda: Intensify Campaign Against Climate Change as We Battle “New Norm”

September 18, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda urged the government to intensify its campaign to combat climate change as stranded commuters, long queues in public transport stations, students wading in flood waters, stalled cars, and bancas in city streets become usual scenarios.
 
“Normal sa isang nanay na nagtatrabaho ang gumising nang maaga para ayusin ang pangangailangan ng kaniyang asawa at mga anak na pumapasok sa trabaho at paaralan. Ngunit kung dati ay gumigising siya ng alas-singko ng umaga, ngayon ay gumigising siya nang mas maaga […]

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