PH Bamboo Industry Requires Big Boost From Gov’t—Legarda

June 20, 2017

Stressing the huge potential of the Philippine bamboo industry in socio-economic development and environmental protection, Senator Loren Legarda said the country’s bamboo sector requires technical and fiscal support from the government to make it more competitive in both local and international markets.

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CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS: Philippine Participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

June 16, 2017

Following the country’s inaugural participation in 2016, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, announces the OPEN CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS for the Philippine participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, initiated by la Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia . The search is spearheaded by the NCCA through the office of Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, who also serves as the Commissioner of the Philippine Pavilion. The selected curatorial proposal will officially represent the Philippines in this important global exhibition platform of contemporary architecture. In enhancing the presence of our participation, the Philippine Pavilion will be realized at Artiglierie in Arsenale, the major venue of the Venice Biennale.

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Legarda: Ending Child Labor Is A Must

June 11, 2017

In observance of the World Day Against Child Labor (June 12), Senator Loren Legarda said that ending child labor is a must, stressing the right of children to a life free from violence, exploitation and abuse.

According to the United Nations, around 168 million children remain trapped in child labor and many of them live in areas affected by conflict and disaster.

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