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May 15, 2014

“I was glad to see the textiles rooms at the National Museum, and we had a lovely guided tour of the exhibition. I thought the textiles rooms were very thoughtfully layered with meaning. Beyond an exhibition of the history of textiles in the Philippines and the skills and creativity of textile workers, there was a sense that the display was that of a social, cultural, and also in some ways political history of the Philippines itself. For me it was […]


Loren: Back to before

March 27, 2014

After spending 27 years in Malabon, Loren moved to Makati, bringing with her not material things but fond memories, including how she as a kid played with salagubang (beetle) and butterflies which she caught in the garden and placed inside a big bottle.
Soon, Loren has become free in the wide world, not bottled up like her winged playmates. Her life has become an open book from then on.
– Ricky Lo, Philstar
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Loren shows us her roots

March 13, 2014

Sen. Loren Legarda’s secret hideaway is in the midst of the bustling commercial district of Caloocan and Malabon cities right where you would expect a hardware or a sapin-sapin store.
But Loren’s hideaway, just off Samson Road in Malabon, is a tree-shaded sanctuary, where bougainvillea shrubs carpet the lawn with their fuchsia blooms; where homes from the ‘30s, ‘50s and ‘60s stand proudly still, as if on a Sampaguita Studios set.
All that she is, she confides, is deeply rooted in […]


Legarda hosts United Nations exec

March 9, 2014

For her part, Senator Legarda has been tireless in her advocacy to intensify the people’s awareness about the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change, coordinating with local government executives, working with the private sector and urging the public to be conscious of the need for disaster preparedness.
– Babe Romualdez, PhilStar
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Philippines increasingly embracing renewable energy

January 27, 2014

In an impassioned speech, Legarda, a former TV presenter and United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia – Pacific, described the existential significance of increased investments in renewable energy, particularly in countries affected by climate change such as the Philippines. If global warming continues as it has, Legarda stressed, the country will have to reckon with a catastrophic impact on a massive on economic growth, food security and public health. Rice harvests could decline […]


Singson on bunkhouses

January 23, 2014

Legarda added that The Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Law, a measure she likewise authored, also penalizes sexual acts, including prostitution, committed against a woman or child.
The senator filed a bill that would protect minors from accessing pornographic materials over the Internet. Under Senate Bill No. 532, the Anti-Computer Pornography Act, acts such as transmitting or offering to transmit information containing indecent materials to a minor and providing access to transmission of said materials to a minor will be considered […]


Trafficking Filipino children

January 19, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda, a staunch advocate of women and children’s rights, has been consistently calling for the strict implementation of the country’s anti-trafficking and child protection laws, noting that a lot of the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda and the earthquake in Sorsogon, even the people displaced by the attack of renegade MNLF forces in Zamboanga City, are most vulnerable to human trafficking syndicates nowadays. Many could spot these disgusting predators a mile away, prowling the calamity stricken areas like vultures […]


Loren Legarda on saving lives

December 10, 2013

Super Typhoon Yolanda, says Sen. Loren Legarda, “is the new benchmark for disaster prevention and preparedness. Like all natural hazards, Yolanda was inevitable, but its disastrous effects could have been prevented or mitigated if we were more prepared.”
The senator knows what she’s talking about. She is chair of the Senate committee on climate change and environment and natural resources. She is also United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific.
– Domini […]


Funding our people’s survival

December 7, 2013

As Senator Loren Legarda, who heads the special committee on climate change of the Senate, pointed out when the PSF law (Republic Act No. 10174) was passed last year, the purpose of the fund is “to ensure the consideration of climate change impacts such as stronger typhoons, heavier rains, prolonged drought and other effects in the formulation of government plans and programs.”
– Dean Tony La Viña, Manila Standard Today
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Loren Legarda’s Hibla and Baybayin

October 29, 2013

Thanks to Sen. Loren Legarda, the public will be able to appreciate watching dazzling ethnic costumes and textiles, which women from indigenous communities weave for hours on end and wear with flair. These are on display at the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles, the country’s first permanent textile gallery housed at the Museum of the Filipino People at the old Finance building in Rizal Park. It’s where you should bring yourself and your tourist friends for […]