Loren Legarda says lawmakers can make a statement on the SONA red carpet by wearing only native garments

August 31, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – If Senator Loren Legarda had her way, legislators and their spouses attending the State of the Nation Address (SONA) would wear  native garments.
Last July 28, she wore the traditional garments of the Mandaya; her outfit was made of a bado (blouse) with embroidered geometric designs of colorful threads and beads, and a dagmay (handwoven skirt) made of abaca strips dyed using organic colorants from plants and herbs.  She thinks the red carpet entrance during the Sona is a good  venue for […]

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Legarda: Deadline Extended for Submission of Curatorial Proposals for Philippine Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2015

August 29, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to Filipino curators and artists to submit their curatorial proposals for the Philippines’ national pavilion in the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2015 as the deadline for submission has been extended until September 3, 2014.
The deadline for submission of curatorial proposals has been extended so that more curators and artists can participate.
“We encourage our Filipino curators and artists to take part in this project by submitting their proposals. This is our […]

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Loren deplores Metro’s lack of preparedness for major quake

August 27, 2014

Metro Manila is not prepared when the “Big One’’strikes, despite warnings in the past that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake would create widespread havoc in the metropolis.
This was bared by Sen. Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Senate climate change committee, who blamed this unpreparedness to “too much politics in this country.’’
’’What the people need most from their leaders is concrete action executed right to the grassroots level, and the onus rests on elected officials like us to lead the way […]

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Panay Bukidnon chant is beautiful – Legarda

August 26, 2014

SENATOR Loren Legarda expressed interest in helping preserve the culture of indigenous group Panay Bukidnon.
“I will help preserve their chants, rituals and dances with the limits of my resources, time and capability,” Legarda said during the Indigenous Peoples Regional Assembly-Visayas held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.
Amidst concerns of various indigenous groups in more pressing concerns including rights to their ancestral domains, Legarda, who chairs the Committee on Cultural Communities, emphasized that cultural preservation is a key ingredient to nationhood and […]

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Legarda: Safe Infrastructure, Crucial to Prevent Disasters from Earthquakes

August 25, 2014

In light of recent earthquakes, Senator Loren Legarda today said that the structural integrity of public infrastructure is vital in preventing an earthquake from turning into a major disaster.
Legarda, UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, made the statement following the recent earthquakes in the State of California in the US and in southern Peru.
“All public infrastructure, such as buildings, bridges, the MRT and LRT, and other similar structures, should be evaluated for their structural […]

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