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Legarda: ‘Ties of History’ Featuring ASEAN Artists Opens in Three Museums

August 9, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today announced that the Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia has opened its exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila on August 8, 2018, exactly 51 years since the signing of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Declaration or the Bangkok Declaration.


Legarda Hopes Cash-Based Budget Will Address Underspending

August 7, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said she hopes that the shift from obligation-based to annual cash-based appropriations starting with the 2019 national budget will result in improved delivery of basic services to the people and address underspending.

“We only want to ensure that goods and services reach the people, especially those who are most in need. But for years, underspending has plagued the government. Agencies cite several reasons like failure of bidding, unreleased funds, and low absorptive capacity, among others. We hope that this cash-based budget would indeed address underspending,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.


‘Ties of History’ opens Aug. 8

August 7, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, along with Yuchengco Museum, UP Vargas Museum, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Dalubhasaan Para sa Edukasyon sa Sining at Kultura (DESK), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda present “Ties Of History: Art In Southeast Asia” from Aug. 8 to Oct. 6, 2018.


Winning the war on climate change

August 5, 2018

For 2018, the budget allocation for climate change through national government agencies has substantially increased by 96.7 percent. Climate change-tagged programs, projects and activities have a total share of 7.26 percent of the total budget.

As chair of the Senate committees on climate change and finance, I am committed to ensure that our public institutions are fully equipped logistically to address climate change impacts in the context of multisectoral convergence and citizen participation.


Legarda: 58th Venice Art Biennale Takes on New Imaginaries of Place Histories with the Island as Reference

July 26, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda said she is looking forward to the Philippines’ participation in the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale as it explores the myriad ways by which the islands can be perceived and imagined: by evoking its geophysical characteristics, reflecting on our regard for it as a place of origin, refuge, and respite, or a location that may refer to nation itself.


Dayaw Season Finale Features “Maria” the Catholic Icon of Succor and Consolation

July 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites the public to watch the last episode of Dayaw season 5: Pagdiwang at Pasasalamat, showcasing how different Filipinos celebrate, give thanks, and declare their religious faith.

Episode 6 titled, “Si Maria at si Niño” (Celebrating the Virgin) features a significant icon in the Filipino Catholic community, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace, known to devotees as a source of succor and consolation. The documentary tackles her role as a personal symbol of identity and sees how the Catholic traditions of Spain became uniquely and distinctly Filipino through her.


Fifth Hibla Travelling Exhibition Opens in New York, Legarda Elated

July 24, 2018

Senator Legarda has expressed her elation over the success abroad of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition as the fifth exhibit opens today in New York.

Legarda said that the travelling exhibitions are offshoots of the National Museum’s Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles gallery, which is her brainchild. The first Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition was held in London in October 2017, and has since opened in several parts of the world, such as Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; and Washington, D.C.


Legarda All Geared Up for the Start of the 3rd Regular Session, Hopes for Clear-Cut Agenda on Climate Change in PRRD’s SONA

July 23, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committees on Finance, Climate Change, and Foreign Relations, said today that she is ready to take on priority measures that espouse and promote inclusive, sustainable and resilient development.

Legarda made the statement during the opening of the third regular session of the Seventeenth Congress, which also marks the last she will attend under her current term as Senator as she will end her term in June next year.


Jurors to Deliberate on Proposals for Phl Pavilion Venice Art Biennale 2019

July 19, 2018

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, will hold the deliberations on the submitted curatorial proposals for the Philippine Pavilion in the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia on July 20, 2018 at the NCCA in Manila.


Finance dep’t studying carbon-emissions tax

July 19, 2018

Senator Loren B. Legarda on Wednesday said that the country continues to depend on non-renewable energy, even after the passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) law of 2008.