Legarda: Philippine Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale explores the interplay between mysticism and modernity

April 16, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, the visionary and principal advocate of the Philippine representation in the Venice Biennale, expressed her enthusiasm for this year’s participation of the Philippine Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale de Venezia.
“I am proud that we are now still actively participating in the oldest and most prestigious contemporary art platform in the world after our successful return in 2015 following a 51-year hiatus, with our pavilion housed in one of the […]

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Legarda advocates for youth participation in Philippine culinary development

April 6, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda emphasized the role of Filipino youth in the continued development, preservation, and promotion of local cuisine.
Addressing attendees during the opening of the celebration of Filipino Food Month in Mabalacat, Pampanga, on Friday, Legarda said, “I do believe that it will be youth and the children who need to go back to their roots, rediscover our native and indigenous cuisine, revive local traditions, preserve food biodiversity, and bring back Filipino food onto our plates.”
Legarda seeks […]

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Legarda leads launch of UPLB Sculpture Garden

April 4, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda today led the launching of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Sculpture Garden, conceptualized and designed by Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr., the country’s foremost installation artist.
“Sa mundong namamayagpag ang teknolohiya at modernisasyon, naniniwala akong ang sining at kultura ay siyang gabay natin upang mapanatiling makabuluhan at buhay ang ating identidad, kasaysayan, at kuwento ng ating lipunan,” Legarda said.
“Sa pamamagitan ng sining, malaya nating naihahayag ang ating kritikal na pag-iisip, at ang ating […]

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Legarda underscores importance of policymaking amidst changing landscape in Ph

March 22, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda underscored the importance of continuously shaping policymaking amidst the changing landscape in the Philippines, emphasizing technology, evolution, and gender equality as the main fields of study in effective decision-making for the benefit of the Filipino people.
Legarda made these remarks as she delivered her lecture at the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Partners’ Lecture Series of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), where she highlighted all the learnings she gained as a four-term senator that continues […]

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Legarda honors world-renowned Filipina pianist Cecile Licad on National Women’s Month

March 20, 2024

In celebration of National Women’s Month, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda presented the artistic brilliance and musical mastery of renowned Filipina pianist Cecile Licad in a night of classical music at the Metropolitan Theater Manila.
This special musical presentation features Licad’s rendition of Russian composer Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23,” an empowering masterpiece of powerful and virtuosic piano writing, dramatic intensity, and heart-swooning melodies.
“This is truly a triumphant night to once again stage […]

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