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‘Dayaw’ Features UNESCO-acclaimed Masterpieces, GAMABA Awardees

October 6, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the second episode of Dayaw that will feature two UNESCO-acclaimed masterpieces and three Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA) awardees who have passed on.

The second episode of Dayaw on October 8, “Mito, Kuwento, Musika” (The Indigenous Imagination), features two UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity—the Hudhud Chants of the Ifugaos and the Darangen of the Maranaos.

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Legarda Invites Filipinos to Participate in Summit of Conscience for the Climate in Manila

October 5, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today invited Filipinos to participate in the Summit of Conscience for the Climate in Manila and reflect on what they can do to contribute to protecting the planet.

“I encourage our citizens to take part in the call to conscience by watching the Summit online or sharing their comments, suggestions and personal reflections through social media. We want to show the world that we are united in the fight against climate change and its impacts,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Pays Tribute To Kalinga’s Oldest Traditional Tattoo Artist

October 5, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today supported calls for Whang-Od Oggay, Kalinga’s oldest mambabatok (tattoo artist), to be nominated as a National Living Treasure or Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA), citing her invaluable role in perpetuating the traditional art of tattooing.
 
“Apo Whang-Od has dedicated her whole life to her craft as she continues the art form and stands as its living archive in which she holds memory and mastery of Kalinga’s tattoo practice and its visual symbolisms that depict the province’s rituals – from childbirth, […]

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Legarda Lauds Teachers, Vows Greater Support For Their Welfare

October 4, 2015

In celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the contributions of the country’s teachers to our society and assured them of her support through laws and policies that will benefit the entire teaching community.
“Teachers are our unsung heroes who, day in and out, dedicate their lives to molding the minds of the Filipino youth, despite challenges in our education system,” Legarda stressed.
“We owe much of our achievements to the women and men […]

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Deadline Extended for Open Call for Curatorial Proposals for the PHL Participation at the 2016 Architecture Biennale

October 3, 2015

The Open Call for Curatorial Proposals for the Philippine participation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale has been extended from October 7, 2015 to October 30, 2015. The extension was announced last September 28, 2015 at the well-attended consultation meeting held at the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) Boardroom in Intramuros, Manila.
The Philippine participation is historic since this will be the first time for the country to have a National Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale, which will run […]

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Legarda: Mat and Basket Weavers from Laguna Featured at the National Museum

October 2, 2015

This October, Senator Loren Legarda and the National Museum invite everyone to witness demonstrations of basket and mat weavers from the Southern Tagalog and Bicol Regions as they showcase their techniques at the National Museum of Anthropology every Friday and Saturday of the month.
The first weaving demonstration starts on October 2 and 3, featuring Rosalie Rondilla, Rosalina Oblepias, Asteria Balasabas, and Guadalupe Acedo, all from Luisiana, Laguna, who will showcase pandan weaving, a specialty of their community.
“The creation of each […]

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Legarda Welcomes PHL’s Commitment to Reduce Carbon Emissions

October 2, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the country’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by seventy percent (70%) by 2030 as part of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) that was submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on October 1, 2015.
“The Philippines’ INDC submission is the first step in our strong commitment to work on a meaningful climate deal in Paris. I would have preferred our INDC to have some measure of non-conditionality since […]

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CAAP: Only 41 of 82 PH airports operate commercially

October 2, 2015

SENATORS told officials on Thursday not to let certain idle airports in different parts of the country remain unused and instead work to generate economic activity and income from them.
At a hearing on the proposed 2016 budget of the Department of Transportation and Communications, Director General William Hotchkiss of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said his agency owns and operates 82 airports all over the country.
However, only about 41 have commercial operations. The rest are either idle […]

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Philippine climate pledge hailed as ‘ambitious first step’

October 2, 2015

“I would have preferred our INDC to have some measure of non-conditionality since the aim in Paris is an ambitious climate deal,” said Legarda, who used to chair the Senate committee on environment.

Legarda meanwhile said that even without international aid, the Philippines should strive to reach the 70% reduction target.

“Government should encourage the business sector to invest in renewable energy instead of coal plants,” she said.

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Legarda: PHL Budget Should Be Aligned with Sustainable Dev’t Goals

October 1, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda said that the national budget for next year and succeeding years, as well as the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), should be aligned with the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the proposed P3.002-Trillion national budget for 2016 should be SDG-tagged to see if the national expenditure program (NEP) is aligned with the new set of global goals adopted by member-states of the United Nations.
“We should have prepared our […]

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