Legarda Pushes for Greater Investment in Filipino Talent

March 18, 2014

In a bid to further promote the exceptional talent of Filipino artists, Senator Loren Legarda today pushed for greater investment in various performing arts groups.
Legarda said that the government must also support other performing arts organizations, as it does with the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company, which was cited as the Philippine’s national folk dance company through Republic Act No. 8626.
“Performing art is important not only in its process, product, words and rhythm, but also as a way to bring catharsis, […]

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Legarda Calls for Greater Support to Female Entrepreneurs, Indigenous Women

March 13, 2014

In celebration of the National Women’s Month in March, Senator Loren Legarda today placed the spotlight on indigenous women and female micro entrepreneurs.
Legarda said that women, especially housewives, explore opportunities for additional income for their families. “We need to provide viable income alternatives to women and we have laws to support women micro entrepreneurs.”
“If we want more women participating in livelihood and other economic activities, we have the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the Barangay […]

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Legarda Calls for Enforcement of LGUs’ Land Use Plans

March 12, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda called on concerned government agencies to ensure that the comprehensive land use plans (CLUPs) of local government units (LGUs) are being enforced.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, issued the statement during the committee hearing for the proposed National Land Use Act (NaLUA) and the Final Forest Limits Act.
She said, it is not enough that 1,500 LGUs have their respective CLUPs. “We have to make sure that these approved CLUPs are carried out […]

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Magdalena Gamayo: The grandmother of ‘Abel Iloko’

March 11, 2014

At 88 years old, Magdalena Gamayo has more reasons to look forward and beyond than back. “Lola Magdalena” knows she has lost the strength of her youth all in this sleepy town of Pinili, Ilocos Norte.
But she is self-assured and fulfilled that in the stage of her life when most of one’s memories fail, her hands stay nimble and her craft stays alive.
Lola Magdalena is an “inabel” (Ilokano handwoven cloth) maker. She started to develop her skill in hand-weaving cloth […]

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Legarda Celebrates Talent, Artistry of Women Weavers

March 10, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda continues to highlight the talent and artistry of women weavers with “Abel Ilokana: Celebrating Women Weavers From Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte And Abra.”
Launched in partnership with the National Museum, the month-long exhibition is on at the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Gallery, 4th Floor, Museum of the Filipino People in Manila. It will run until March 30.
Speaking during the launch, Senator Legarda said, “Today, we celebrate the strength of women and the enduring weaving culture in […]

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