Legarda Receives Italy’s Prestigious Order of Merit

The President of the Republic of Italy, thru His Excellency Ambassador Massimo Roscigno, bestowed upon Senator Loren Legarda the award of Cavaliere nell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Knight in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) during ceremonies held on 13 July 2017 at the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Makati City.

The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic is awarded for merit acquired by the nation in the fields of literature, the arts, economy, public service, and social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities and for long and conspicuous service in civilian and military careers. Legarda was bestowed the “Cavaliere” award for her efforts to bring back the Philippines in the Venice Biennale.