Legarda urges Filipinos to use Rizal’s ideals as a foundation for own

December 30, 2023

In commemoration of Rizal Day today, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda reminded Filipinos to harken back to the ideals of Dr. Jose Rizal and use them as inspiration to become better citizens.

“Despite Dr. Rizal being martyred 127 years ago, his ideals remain timeless, and we should use that as a springboard to foster our love for our nation and become model citizens,” said Legarda.

“The real way to give homage to one of our foremost heroes is to build upon […]

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Legarda welcomes 9 new ‘Manlilikha ng Bayan’ awardees

December 27, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda lauded the proclamation into new cultural masters of nine individuals who received the National Living Treasures Award (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan or GAMABA) for their exemplary contribution to Philippine arts and culture.
Legarda, considered the foremost legislator on the topic, welcomed the inclusion of the nine via Presidential Proclamation No. 427, s. 2023.
Republic Act (RA) No. 7355 establishes provisions for identifying and honoring GAMABA awardees and for the advancement and nurturing of traditional folk […]

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Legarda honors Antiqueño talents through first-ever ‘Paskwa Musika Halad sa Antiqueños’

December 17, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda joined the holiday festivities of Antiqueños as she conveyed her warm wishes to the participants of the first-ever “Paskwa Musika Halad sa Antiqueños” headlined by the Pandan Bay Youth Band, noting this as a testament of Filipinos’ shared love for music and the arts.

“Our culture is undeniably rich, and it is my sincere hope to share this wealth with all of you. Through this concert, I hope to inspire many young Antiqueños and […]

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Legarda to tackle Philippine epics in latest Dayaw season

December 14, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda is back hosting the critically acclaimed cultural program “Dayaw,” which will premiere on December 14 over ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) at 8:30 pm.
The program, a co-production of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) since 2015, will be unraveling the wealth of epics, a series of long narrative verses that are sung and chanted and are social practices that are intricately woven into the everyday life […]

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Legarda brings ‘Passport on Wheels’ to Antiqueños

December 13, 2023

As an early Christmas gift to Antiqueños, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda and Rep. Aa Legarda are bringing the “Passport on Wheels” service in her home province of Antique from Dec. 13-15 at the third floor of Robinson’s Mall Antique in San Jose de Buenavista.
A total of 2,300 Antiqueño applicants will benefit from the endeavor — 900 each during the first and second days, and 500 during the third.
“Alam ko ang mga paghihirap na kinakaharap ng ating kasimanwa, ang […]

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