Who are minding the store?

October 29, 2014

To her credit, Legarda has been taking up national issues and concerns even as these matters do not always get her on the front pages of newspapers or played up in radio and TV news. This obviously does not deter her from pursuing her advocacies that are not controversial enough for media‚Äôs attention. She keeps busy promoting her pet projects from highfalutin subjects like climate change and disaster risk reduction to ethnic weaving and promoting the rights of local indigenous […]

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Soul crafts

October 25, 2014

Philstar Columnist Barbara Gonzales visited the 2014 Manila Fame and noticed an Itneg navy blue fabric with frogs embroidered on it on display. She spoke with the Itneg women and learned that Senator Loren Legarda funded their participation in the Manila Fame. In her column, Gonzales remarked, “I was touched by their presence at Manila Fame because it showed me that little by little, very slowly the government was beginning to realize that our crafts are an integral part of […]

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