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Archive for August, 2019

Message: RDC and NEDA Antique Briefing

August 30, 2019

Thank you for attending this briefing on the mandates, functions, and responsibilities of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Regional Development Council (RDC). It is unfortunate that I am not able to attend this briefing with you as budget hearings are ongoing in the House of Representatives. Rest assured that I am studying the mandates, functions, and responsibilities of the NEDA and the RDC, too.


Message: Capability Building on Innovative Leadership for Legislative Staff (CBILLS) Opening Ceremony

August 29, 2019

I am pleased to meet the hard-working people behind the great doors and offices of this Congress. Thank you for helping make our legislative sessions, hearings, and meetings faster, more convenient, and more productive.  I can tell that many of you, if not all, work tirelessly to get your job done.


However, being able to survive in this kind of environment is not enough reason to stop learning. The goal, as in everything, is to be the best at what you do. Especially because you are public servants, it is important that you continue learning and developing your knowledge, skills, and talents to serve the Filipino people.


Message: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition

August 29, 2019

Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda
Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition
29 August 2019 | NAFA, Singapore
Traditional textiles are ties that bind. It links the past to the present and brings together cultures, which, no matter how diverse, has a commonality.
It is in this premise that the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino textile gallery was born in 2012 in two small rooms of the National Museum of the Philippines.
Today, I am filled with pride because from the simple rooms that first housed the textile gallery, Hibla has […]


Hibla Travelling Exhibition Goes to Singapore  

August 29, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda invites everyone to the opening of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition on August 29, 2019, at the Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore.


The exhibition, titled “Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics,” features raw materials and textiles from piña and silk weaving centers in Aklan and La Union, respectively, and embroidery center in Laguna, Philippines.


Message: TESDA World Café of Opportunities

August 28, 2019

Isang karangalan ang maanyayahan sa inyong programa. Bagama’t hindi makakapunta dahil kasalukuyang mayroong mga budget hearing at session sa Kongreso, nais kong pasalamatan ang bawat isa sa inyo, dahil kayo ay nagpunta at nakiisa sa programa na ito.


Layunin ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority o TESDA na mapadali at mapabilis ang paghahanap ng trabaho ng mga graduate ng Technical and Vocational Education and Training o TVET kaya mayroong mga programa tulad ng World Café of Opportunities o WOC.


Message of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda on National Heroes’ Day

August 26, 2019

In commemoration of National Heroes’ Day, Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today urged everyone to stand against the injustices in the country and be their own hero.

“Today, we commemorate our Filipino heroes who sacrificed their lives to bring peace, justice, and independence to the country. We enjoy our rights at present, because they stood up against our oppressors,” said Legarda.


Legarda Brings John Denver Trending to Antique

August 23, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today proudly invited everyone to join the block screening and gala night of John Denver Trending on August 24, Saturday, at Robinson’s Place Antique, San Jose de Buenavista.
John Denver Trending, directed by Pandananon Arden Rod Condez, was awarded the Best Film – Full Length Feature, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Music Score, and Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Jury Award during this year’s Cinemalaya awards night. 15-year-old Pandananon Jansen […]


Message: Launching of the Buhay na Buhay Lecture Series

August 22, 2019

Message of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda*
Launching of the Buhay na Buhay Lecture Series
22 August 2019 | National Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium
*Delivered by Dr. Ana Labrador, Assistant Director of the National Museum of the Philippines
(Standard greetings)
It is my pleasure to share this joyous afternoon with you. Buhay na Buhay is the product of hard work and perseverance of former National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chairperson Professor Felipe De Leon Jr. and the dedicated production […]


Official Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the Passing of Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez

August 19, 2019

Today, we all lost a dear, good friend. Gina championed the protection of the environment. She was passionate, courageous and she knew what her purpose was. She lived a life dedicated to saving and preserving the environment for the younger generations. She treaded the paths most will unlikely take. 


The Innovative, Courageous, Fair and Independent Regulator

August 15, 2019

I am very pleased to be a part of the ERC’s celebration of its 18th Founding Anniversary.

Is this the ERC’s coming-of-age celebration? I am sure the “debutant” theme you have for this event is but a symbolism of an ERC reborn.

ERC’s “coming-of-age” started from the minute it was created upon passage of EPIRA on June 8, 2001.