Legarda recognized by Italian gov’t for role in boosting PH-Italy bilateral ties

January 18, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has been conferred the award of “Commendatore” to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in appreciation of her role in strengthening bilateral relations between the Philippines and Italy.
The recognition was presented to Legarda by Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Marco Clemente on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the ambassador’s residence in Makati City.
“It is immensely an honor to receive the prestigious Order of Merit from the Italian Republic. I am extremely grateful […]

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Legarda: Ozone recovery a sign we could also heal our climate

January 17, 2023

Legarda today expressed optimism that humanity can win the fight against climate change if global policies and actions are put in place and implemented to significantly cut down greenhouse gas emissions, similar to the effort against ozone-depleting substances (ODS).
Legarda cited a 2022 report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that the ozone layer — which protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays and was thinning in the 1980s due mainly to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) — is on track to recover to […]

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Legarda bats for accelerating LGU participation in cultural mapping to preserve PH cultural assets

January 12, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has pushed for local government units’ increased participation and involvement in preserving Filipino heritage through cultural mapping.
Legarda, the chairperson of the Committee on Culture and the Arts, stressed the significance of preserving Philippine culture and giving meaning to what being a Filipino means as she presided over a committee hearing on various cultural measures on Tuesday.
“I believe that culture is the narrative that binds us as a nation, and it is something we owe […]

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Opening Statement of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda: Committee on Culture and the Arts

January 10, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren B. Legarda
Committee on Culture and the Arts
Senator G.T. Pecson Room and via Cisco Webex
10 January 2023, 10:30 A.M.
Isang luntiang umaga po sa ating lahat!
Kulturang Pilipino – isang konsepto na paulit-ulit na hinuhubog at binubuo; isang aspeto ng ating pagkakakilanlan na buhay at ating inaalagaan.
Sa kabila ng pagkakaiba-iba ng ating relihiyon, kasarian, etnisidad, at uring panlipunan, naniniwala ako na mayroon tayong karaniwang istorya na nagpapahiwatig kung sino tayo bilang tao, at bilang nasyon.
I believe that […]

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Legarda hails Manalo’s election to NCCA; reassures commitment to promoting PH culture

January 4, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda welcomed the election of National Archives of the Philippines Director Victorino Manalo as the new Chairperson of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and reassured her continuous commitment to promoting Philippine culture.
Legarda, NCCA’s 2016 Dangal ng Haraya: Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura (Patron of Arts and Culture) awardee, has expressed support for Manalo’s nomination and administered his oath of office as the 14th Chairperson of the NCCA on December 29, 2022, […]

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