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Legarda, Drilon Bring Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in Antique and Iloilo

February 26, 2018

To foster deeper music appreciation among Filipinos, Senator Loren Legarda and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon will bring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) to the provinces of Antique and Iloilo for a back-to-back outreach concert on March 1 and 2, respectively.

Under the 2018 national budget, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, provided additional funding for the PPO’s outreach concerts. These outreach concerts in the provinces aim to promote music appreciation throughout the country.

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Legarda Sponsors Free Trade Agreement with EFTA, 7 Maritime-Related Treaties

February 26, 2018

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator Loren Legarda today sponsored the Philippines’ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States, as well as seven maritime-related treaties.

Legarda sponsored Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 647, Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement of the Free Trade Agreement Between the EFTA States and the Philippines.

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Sponsorship Speech: On Maritime-Related Agreements

February 26, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
On Maritime-Related Agreements
26 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to seek approval of seven maritime-related treaties, namely:
 
·      Senate Resolution No. 648 under Committee Report No. 244, “Resolution Concurring in the Accession to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001”;
 
·      Senate Resolution No. 649 under Committee Report No. 245, “Resolution Concurring in the Accession to the Protocol of 1997 to Amend the International Convention for the Prevention of […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Free Trade Agreement Between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and the Philippines

February 26, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Free Trade Agreement Between the
European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and the Philippines
26 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,
I wish to seek approval of the proposed Senate Resolution No. 647, under Committee Report No. 243, entitled: Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement of the Free Trade Agreement Between the EFTA States and the Philippines.
It is my honor to present this important Agreement with the […]

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Final Episode of Protected Areas Series Features Verde Island Passage

February 23, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the final episode of the documentary series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, featuring the Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor, on Saturday, February 24, 7:45 a.m., on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

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Kultura ng Pag-uukir at Pag-uuma in 2nd Episode of Buhay na Buhay

February 22, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda enjoins the public to watch the second episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuring the Muslim Filipino’s Kultura ng Pag-uukir at Pag-uuma (Poetic Mysticism and Devotion to Islam), on Saturday, February 24, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.

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Legarda: Let Us Save Our Native Languages

February 21, 2018

In celebration of International Mother Language Day (February 21), Senator Loren Legarda today pushed for the preservation of the country’s native languages as she expressed support over current efforts to save such heritage.

“Many of our native languages would face extinction if we fail to preserve and promote them. Language is not only part of our culture and history but also an important aspect of our identity as a nation,” said Legarda, a staunch advocate of Philippine art and culture promotion.

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“Muhon” Exhibition Regional Tour Starts in Bacolod

February 21, 2018

The Philippine Pavilion exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale titled Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City opens in Bacolod City on February 22 at the University of St. La Salle. The exhibition will run until March 28, 2018.

The opening day features a lecture with the curators, artists and architects in order to initiate a discussion on the future of the country as we continue to build our towns and cities. The talk and the exhibit also aim to elicit views and opinions that discuss the vectors of progress and permanence in relation to corresponding notions of modernity and an emerging identity. The public is invited to be part of the lecture and discussions.

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PhilFida to revive PHL cotton industry

February 20, 2018

The Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFida) is targeting to plant cotton in at least 660 hectares across the country this year as part of government efforts to revitalize the local garments industry.

PhilFida Executive Director Kennedy T. Costales told the BusinessMirror that the attached agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA) received a P96-million budget from Sen. Loren B. Legarda for its cotton-development project.

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Senate concurs on ratification of international cybercrime treaty

February 20, 2018

The Senate has adopted a resolution expressing its concurrence to the ratification of an international agreement that facilitates multilateral cooperation and enhanced collective capability to suppress cybercrime.

According to Senate Resolution Number 616 sponsored by Sen. Loren Legarda, the Convention on Cybercrime, signed in Budapest, Hungary on November 23, 2001 and signed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on December 9, 2016, “remains the sole binding international legal mechanism adopted by countries to address the threats posed by cybercrime”.

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