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Loren advocates preservation of PH heritage

December 21, 2014

‘’My gift for you this Christmas is a gift for the soul.’’

Sen. Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Senate cultural communities, said this during a heritage mapping at the National Museum ‘’to promote Philippine heritage preservation’’ for her friends, her staff and members of the Senate media.

She also held a tour of the Hibla, Baybayin and Biodiversity exhibitions at the National Museum.
“My gift for you this Christmas is a gift for the soul. We can have Christmas parties here and there every year, but this year I wanted it special through this heritage lecture because it is important that we understand who we are and where we came from,” Legarda said in opening the lecture of Associate Professor Eric Babar Zerrudo titled, “Heritage, Makakain Ba ‘Yan?”

Legarda said that the lecture highlights the importance of heritage and how it could actually lead to meaningful progress.

Leading the attendees were National Artist F. Sionil Jose, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chairperson Felipe De Leon Jr., Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Mundita Lim, and Habi: The Philippine Textile Council members led by its Chairperson Maribel Ongpin.

“It operationalizes, simplifies and communicates in simple, clear terms our advocacy on promoting the sustainable use of our finite resources, and the preservation and promotion of our indigenous arts and culture, and our culture as a whole,”Legarda said.