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Back-to-back Opening for Hibla, Opens in Bangkok and Prague

July 18, 2019

The Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition has made its back-to-back inaugurations in Bangkok, Thailand and Prague, Czech Republic.

The National Museum of the Philippines, in partnership with the Office of Congresswoman Loren Legarda launched the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition titled Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics at the Museum Siam, Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, July 4, and at the Naprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague, Czech Republic on Monday, July 15. The exhibit in Bangkok was launched in partnership with the National Discovery Museum Institute, while the one in Prague was done in partnership with the Naprstek Museum.


Call for Curatorial Proposals: Philippine Participation at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale (2020)

July 17, 2019

Following the success of the Philippine Pavilion’s 2018 exhibition titled The City Who Had Two Navels, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of Congresswoman Loren Legarda, announces the OPEN CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS for the Philippine participation at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, initiated by la Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia. The 17th Venice Architecture Biennale will be opened on May 23, 2020 and will run until November 29, 2020.


Legarda Shares Expertise in ABS-CBN Corporate University’s First Anchor’s Training

July 9, 2019

With more than 20 years of experience as a multi-awarded broadcast journalist, former Senator now Congresswoman Loren Legarda shared her expertise in ABS-CBN Corporate University’s first Anchor’s Training on Saturday, July 6.

Legarda, who began her broadcasting career in 1981 as an anchor for Newswatch, shared her knowledge and skills in the field of broadcasting and interviewing.


Legarda Lauds the Opening of the Homecoming of the “The City Who Had Two Navels”

July 5, 2019

Congresswoman Loren Legarda lauded the opening of the homecoming of “The City Who Had Two Navels” on Tuesday, July 2, the Philippines’ national pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. This year’s theme of the Central Exhibition in the Biennale, “Freespace,” urged countries to bring their own Freespace in Venice through the staging of their respective national pavilions.


Legarda brings PPO back to Antique

July 5, 2019

Congresswoman Loren Legarda, the new Representative of the Lone District of Antique, brought back the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) to her home province to perform back-to-back concerts in the towns of San Jose de Buenavista and Pandan last June 30 and July 1, respectively.


Headed by Maestro Herminigildo Ranera, the PPO performed light classics such as the overture to La Gazza Ladra, Annen Polka, and Emperor Waltz, and contemporary pieces such as the Eraserheads Suite, Teleserye Theme Song Medley, and Bohemian Rhapsody/Queen.



Legarda files 10 bills on Day 1 as new Antique Congresswoman

July 1, 2019

On her first day as Representative of the lone legislative district of Antique, Congresswoman Loren Legarda filed ten (10) proposed measures, including the bill that seeks to create the Antique High School for the Arts and the Northern Antique Protected Seascape and Landscape Act of 2019.


Legarda Marks the Beginning of Antique’s Golden Age

July 1, 2019

Representative Loren Legarda of the Lone District of Antique declared the beginning of the Golden Age of Antique as she took her oath of office on Sunday, June 30, 2019, before Barangay Captain Macario Bagac of Mag-aba, Pandan.


“Today, we mark the start of the Golden Age of Antique. The past few years served as a preview of what we can and will offer to our people,” said Legarda during her inaugural speech in ceremonies held at the People’s Plaza, San Jose de Buenavista.


Senator Legarda Highlights PH Environment Protection Efforts in Meeting with German Green Party Member

June 21, 2019

21 June 2019, Berlin, Germany – Senator Loren Legarda, highlighted the Philippines’ environmental protection efforts in her meeting last June 20 with German parliamentarian Renate Künast, member of the Green Party and Chair of the Bundestag’s German-ASEAN Parliamentary Friendship Group.

The Senator informed Ms. Künast that the Philippines, a country extremely vulnerable to climate change, has made great strides in developing a comprehensive legislative framework to address the issue of environmental degradation.


Legarda Honors Rizal the OFW and Cultural Worker

June 20, 2019

On the commemoration of the 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal (June 19), Senator Loren Legarda honored the Philippine national hero, one of the first overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and a cultural advocate.


Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, together with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Philippine Ambassador to Germany Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega, offered flowers in front of the marker at Rizal’s old apartment in Jaegerstrasse corner Glinkastrasse in Berlin, Germany.


Legarda Highlights Strengthened PHL-Germany Relations in Inauguration of Chancery in Frankfurt

June 18, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda sees the continued strengthening of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Germany with the reopening of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Frankfurt.


On June 17, Legarda was the Guest of Honor at the inauguration of the reopened PCG in Frankfurt. The event coincided with the Consulate’s celebration of the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 65thanniversary of PHL-Germany bilateral relations.