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SMEs as the Backbone of ASEAN Economies

November 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
SMEs as the Backbone of ASEAN Economies
2nd Philippine SME Business Expo 2014
November 21, 2014 – SMX Convention Center
 
The importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippine economy cannot be overemphasized. They are powerful platforms for income and employment generation, for socio-economic empowerment of various sectors such as women, youth and indigenous groups, and for promotion of viable rural livelihoods.
 
I have wholeheartedly supported SMEs because I believe that you are the future of business and investment […]

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Legarda: T’boli Dreamweavers to Showcase their Craft at National Museum

November 21, 2014

T’boli weavers from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato will showcase their famous dream-inspired weaving during a two-day demonstration at the National Museum, said Senator Loren Legarda.
Legarda, patron of the country’s first permanent textile gallery, Hibla ng Lahing Filipino, said that the T’bolis are the featured weavers at the gallery on November 22-23, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
“For the T’bolis of Lake Sebu, weaving, embroidery, beadwork and belt-making are important skills in keeping traditions alive because every item they make is an important part […]

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Legarda Pushes for Provision on Heritage Sites Conservation under 2015 Budget

November 20, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda, Vice Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, is proposing to include in the 2015 National Budget a provision that will ensure the protection of heritage sites and structures all over the country.
Citing the destruction of many historical structures—among the most recent include the Art Deco Michel Apartments, the Army and Navy Club and the Admiral Hotel in Manila, the Bancal Bridge in Zambales Province, and the Dampol Bridge in Nueva Vizcaya—Legarda said that Congress must act […]

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Philippine participation in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

November 20, 2014

The Philippine participation in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale through the collateral event “Time Space Exhibit” by the Global Art Affairs Foundation opens opportunities for our country’s architects to be in conversation with the rest of the world. The Philippine experience with Yolanda, captured and depicted vividly in Brillante Mendoza’s documentary, is a reflection of the potential of our country to influence and redefine architecture. I would like to personally thank Senator Loren Legarda for her support to this endeavor […]

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Legarda Urges TESDA to Create Culture-Based Vocational Courses

November 19, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today urged the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to create culture-based vocational courses as part of efforts to support indigenous peoples (IPs) and promote Philippine culture.
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, made the statement at the opening of the Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Indigenous People of the ASEAN held today at Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila.
 
“Through TESDA’s TVET, we can provide our IPs better employment and livelihood […]

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Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Indigenous People of the ASEAN

November 19, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) 
for Indigenous People of the ASEAN
November 19, 2014 – The Bayleaf Hotel Intramuros, Manila
 
In this day and age of technology and globalization, the knowledge systems and traditions of indigenous communities are threatened to be left in the memories of the elders, completely lost as they pass away.
 
Asia is home to two-thirds of the world’s 300 million indigenous peoples.[1] They share a common situation with other indigenous peoples in other parts […]

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Sponsorship Speech for Finance Subcommittee “C”

November 18, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Sponsorship Speech for Finance Subcommittee “C”
November 18, 2014 – Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,
 
It is my privilege to sponsor the budget of agencies under Finance Subcommittee “C” consisting of the Judiciary, Commission on Audit (COA), Office of the Ombudsman (OMB), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of National Defense (DND), selected agencies under Other Executive Offices—the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), Climate Change Commission (CCC), Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), […]

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Senator Loren Legarda’s Eulogy for Former Senator Juan M. Flavier

November 17, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Eulogy for Former Senator Juan M. Flavier
17 November 2014 – Senate Session Hall
 
How do you eulogize a man who was bigger than life? Who epitomized what public service really means? Who stood for the words integrity and work ethic?
 
When I was a neophyte senator in 1998, Johnny Flavier was my seatmate. I chose him. He chose me.
 
He was witty and had a wonderful sense of humor.
 
One time, a certain indigenous community visited the Senate and came in their […]

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Disaster risk reduction is everybody’s business

November 16, 2014

There is a long history of cooperation and selflessness in the face of crisis and disasters. “Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (Ketsana), Tropical Depression “Pepeng” (Tarma), Typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha), just to name a few, brought massive destruction and death, and yet these times of crisis also brought out the best in people in the many ways they tried to ease the suffering.
We bring out the best in ourselves by trying to help others survive after each disaster. […]

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Check out weaving demo today at National Museum

November 16, 2014

Almost every weekend, Sen. Loren Legarda invites an indigenous group with a dying fabric-making tradition to do a demonstration of their weaving techniques.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Hibla Gallery of the National Museum, the Mandaya folk from Barangay Sangab, Caraga town in Davao Oriental, will demonstrate their weaving.
The Mandaya is one of the indigenous communities living in the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary that was recently inscribed by the Unesco as a World Heritage Site.
“I am […]

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