Message of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda during the Philippine Book Festival – Simula: A Celebratory Ritual

April 25, 2024

The books we read shape our thinking, forge our beliefs, and teach us to imagine, beyond our lifetime, and sometimes for generations.
I am glad that we have initiatives like the Philippine Book Festival. I also would like to take this opportunity to share that the Philippines is the Guest of Honour country to the 2025 Frankfurter Buchmesse. It was in 2015, when Karina Bolasco approached me, and introduced the Frankfurt Book Fair. Immediately in 2016, we ensured adequate funding for […]

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Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda’s Earth Day 2024 Message

April 22, 2024

My dearest fellow Filipinos, we are running out of Earth Days. If, on the first Earth Day, we set about to reach even a modicum of sustainability in 50 years, we would have failed. We are in year 54, and the planet has not shifted gears. I can still name a list of problems that existed in 1970 on the very first Earth Day, still challenging us, and today, we have hundreds more issues to grapple with.
I speak of a […]

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Opening of the Philippine Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

April 18, 2024

As we gather today for the opening ceremony of the exhibition Sa kabila ng tabing lamang sa panahong ito / Waiting just behind the curtain of this age, it brings me immense joy to witness the fruition of a vision that has long been cherished.
Mount Banahaw, a majestic natural wonder located just a few hours away from the bustling city of Metro Manila, holds within its embrace not only breathtaking vistas but also a rich tapestry of cultural and spiritual […]

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Launch of the UPLB Sculpture Garden

April 4, 2024

Maligayang pagbati sa inyong lahat!
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 kwento ng ating lipunan.
Sa pamamagitan ng sining, malaya nating naihahayag ang ating kritikal na pag-iisip, at ang ating mga hangarin para sa kinabukasang mas maunlad, payapa at may pagkakapantay-pantay.
This belief is what led me to collaborate with my friend, Junyee, one of the pioneers of installation art in the […]

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An Afternoon with Senator Legarda

April 3, 2024

An Afternoon with Senator Legarda
Assumption College San Lorenzo Makati
3 April 2024| 1:30 P.M. | Pardo Hall, Henry Sy Building, Assumption College
It doesn’t feel like that long ago, but it is actually approaching half a century since I walked these halls as a student. I know that what we felt then, under the safety and nurturing of the sisters, is what you may be feeling now — a little hopeful, a […]

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