It’s Veni, Vidi, Venice for Loren Legarda. And yes, she Cannes!

May 31, 2015

It took 51 years for the Philippines to regain recognition at the Venice Biennale 2015. And it took a woman of powerful determination and a heart that beats for art to do it. Even if it took forever for Senator Loren Legarda to place the Philippines once again in the global art map, she would do it.
In government, there are only a few stalwarts of Philippine culture as persistent and hardworking as Loren. I have seen her work–even as a […]

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World-class artistry at PH’s return to Venice Biennale

May 30, 2015

AFTER a 51-year hiatus, the Philippines returns to the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most prestigious biennale of international contemporary art. In its anticipated comeback, the Philippine Pavilion and was chosen by London-based artist and curator Pippa Koszerek as one of the ten must-see national pavilions.
The Philippine Pavilion, stationed at the European Cultural Centre-Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy, showcased the works of renowned Filipino artists Manuel Conde, Carlos Francisco, Jose Tence Ruiz, and […]

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Legarda Renews Call for Protection of Coral Reefs on Ocean Month

May 29, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, today reiterated her call for increased protection of the country’s coral reef system as the nation celebrates Ocean Month this May.
The theme for this year’s Month of the Ocean is “Stand Up, Save Our Reefs.”
“Even as the observance of Ocean Month is about to end, we should sustain efforts in protecting our oceans and marine ecosystems. The worsening state of the country’s marine ecosystems should be immediately […]

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Legarda: Protected Areas, Land Use Plan Vital To Disaster Risk Reduction

May 28, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, today emphasized the important role of the efficient use and management of land resources and the establishment of a system of protected areas in disaster risk reduction.
Speaking at the 5th Monthly Business Meeting of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association (CREBA), Legarda said that the protection of our environment and proper allocation of land resources are crucial in building resilience and adapting to the changing […]

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Legarda Seeks Immediate Passage Of Bills Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

May 27, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, sponsored yesterday two legislative measures seeking to establish resource centers for indigenous peoples (IPs) and declaring August 9 as National Indigenous Peoples Day in her effort to promote and protect the rights of IPs all over the country.
In her sponsorship speech for Senate Bill 2209 or the Resource Centers For Indigenous Peoples Act and Committee Report No. 141 under House Bill No. 4420 or An Act Declaring August 9 […]

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