Senate sets hearing on Dengvaxia fund

May 28, 2018

Sen. Loren Legarda, panel chair and author of Senate Bill No. 1794, will preside over the hearing on the proposal to allot P1.16 billion as supplemental appropriation for 2018.

“This first public hearing is our first step toward appropriating a sufficient amount to fund the much-needed support for the Dengvaxia vaccinees by providing them with assistance for medical kits, hospitalization, outpatient care services, like laboratory tests,” Legarda said in a statement.

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Philippine ‘Freespace’ rises in Venice

May 28, 2018

VENICE—Proud of the world-class talent of its artists and the rich conflicted narrative of its long history under colonial rule, the Philippines on Thursday made its mark in the Venice Architectural Biennale 2018 with a remarkable interpretation of how architecture is able to give “Freespace” to humanity.

The concepts of colonialism and neoliberalism manifested in the architecture of Philippine cities and reflected in day-to-day lives of Filipinos were gems that allowed art lovers and thinkers alike to reflect on their identities in the past, the present and the future.

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Senate Finance Committee to hold Public Hearing on Bill to Fund Medical Needs of Dengvaxia Vaccinees

May 27, 2018

The Senate Committee on Finance will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 28, to discuss bills proposing to fund the medical needs of children who were given the Dengvaxia vaccine.

Senator Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Finance Committee and author of the Senate Bill No. 1794, will preside over the hearing on the proposal to appropriate One Billion One Hundred Sixty-One Million Seven Hundred Ten Thousand Pesos (P1,161,710,000) as supplemental appropriations for FY 2018.

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Legarda: ‘The City Who Had Two Navels’ — A Great PH Contribution to Global Conversations on Art and Culture

May 26, 2018

Venice, Italy — After successfully returning to the global contemporary scene in 2015 through the Venice Art Biennale, the Philippines has since then continued to build up its contribution to the continuing global conversations on art and culture.

Senator Loren Legarda, the prime mover of the return of the Philippines to the Venice Biennale, praises this year’s exhibition, “The City Who Had Two Navels” curated by Dr. Edson Cabalfin in the Artigliere of the Arsenale, saying that this gives prominence to what the Philippines can contribute to ongoing global dialogue on art and culture.

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PH exults as it unveils ‘The City Who Had Two Navels’ at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

May 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, principal architect of the country’s re-entry to the world’s most prestigious exhibition for contemporary art after a 51-year absence, led officials present for the preview prior to the public viewing on May 26.

Legarda, who made time despite the recent reorganization in the Senate, said the Philippine pavilion has secured the country’s rightful place in the global contemporary art scene with its wealth of artistic talent.

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