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Legarda Returns with Fifth Season Of Dayaw on ANC, Explores Filipino Thanksgiving Traditions And Rituals

June 18, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the fifth season of “Dayaw”, which will premiere on June 21, Thursday, at 6 PM on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).

The six-part award-winning cultural documentary program that focuses on the rich and vibrant culture and living traditions of the Filipinos is a partnership between ANC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and conceptualized and hosted by Legarda.

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Senate to probe government policy towards China

June 15, 2018

The Senate is set to conduct a probe on the government policy towards China amid the reported installation of missile systems by Beijing in disputed waters in the West Philippine Sea.

In a statement, Senator Loren Legarda, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, said the chamber should have a part in the shaping the government’s foreign policy.

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Legarda Joins the Muslim Brethren in Celebrating Eidul Fitr

June 15, 2018

In celebration of Eidul Fitr, Senator Loren Legarda, author of RA 9177 also known as the Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday, encouraged all Filipinos, regardless of religious beliefs, to express their support for and solidarity to our Muslim brethren both here and abroad.

“I wish to extend my sincerest felicitations to our Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr. As you celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, I earnestly hope that you are able to reaffirm your deep spiritual devotion and strengthened your faith in God,”Legarda said.

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Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on calls for public hearing on government policy towards China

June 15, 2018

“I welcome the call for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to conduct a public hearing on the government’s policy towards China. I agree that the Senate, as an independent body, should assert our role in helping shape the government’s foreign policy.

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Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda on the Postponement of the Resumption of the GRP-NDFP Peace Talks

June 14, 2018

“I support the decision of the Administration to conduct public consultations first before going back to the negotiating table to resume the peace talks. It is important for the entire Filipino public to be informed not only of the status of the peace talks, but also of the fact that both sides only have one aim in mind: to achieve lasting peace, end poverty and to pursue socio-economic programs that will benefit our people.

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Legarda: Bolster MSMEs Assistance to Address Poverty and Revitalize Filipino Culture

June 14, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today urged the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) and other government agencies to bolster assistance provided to local entrepreneurs and indigenous communities in the grassroots to ensure that everyone benefits from the government’s efforts to alleviate poverty, promote economic growth, and revitalize Filipino culture.

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Hibla Goes Big, Back-to Back Launches in Madrid and Washington DC

June 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support for the back-to-back launches of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition at the Philippine Embassies in Madrid, Spain and Washington D.C., USA.

Legarda said that these exhibits are offshoots of the National Museum’s Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles gallery, which is her brainchild. The inaugural launch of Hibla Travelling Exhibition was held in London in October 2017.

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Legarda: Free the Nation from Poverty and Disaster Vulnerability

June 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda yesterday said that freedom does not just mean freedom from foreign oppressors, but most importantly freedom from poverty and vulnerability due to disasters.

Legarda made the statement as the nation celebrated the 120th year commemoration of Philippine Independence on June 12.

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Legarda Invites the Public to Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair 2018

June 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged everyone to visit the 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair to be held on June 14-17, 2018 at Megatrade Halls 1-3 in SM Megamall and support the country’s artisans and producers of indigenous crafts.

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On Independence Day, Legarda Urged Filipinos To Embrace Change, Preserve Cultural Identity

June 12, 2018

In commemoration of the Philippines’ 120th Independence Day, Senator Loren Legarda urged Filipinos to be open to all kinds of change, but to never forget the importance of protecting and preserving our culture and identity as Filipinos.

“I urge Filipinos all over the globe to embrace change. It is inevitable and it is part of growth and development, both as individuals and as a country. Move forward, take in all the new things that this rapidly changing world has to offer,” Legarda said.

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