Sen. Loren Legarda and Kultura: Bringing Filipino fashion to the mainstream

August 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – During the President’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA), Senator Loren Legarda turned heads when she wore a traditional attire of the Mandaya indigenous community composed of a bado (blouse) with embroidered geometric designs of colorful threads and beads, and a dagmay (handwoven skirt) made of abaca strips, dyed using organic colorants from plants and herbs.
Earlier that day, she had attended the opening of the Second Regular Session of the 16th Congress, wearing a kinamayan skirt […]

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Legarda Invites Filipino Curators and Artists to Submit Proposals for Philippine Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2015

August 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged Filipino curators and artists to submit their curatorial proposals for the Philippines’ national pavilion in the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2015.
Legarda said that the Coordinating Committee for the Philippine Participation to the 2015 Venice Biennale, composed of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, will be accepting proposals only until August 28, 2014.
“This is […]

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Legarda Warns of Climate Risks Vs. Agri Growth, Poverty Reduction

August 20, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda raised concerns over the risks posed by climate change, which has been causing extreme weather events, in the growth of the agriculture sector and in addressing poverty in the country.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) already warned that climate change impacts will likely make poverty reduction more difficult, further erode food security, and prolong existing and create new poverty traps.
During the briefing by the Development […]

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Legarda Renews Call for Disaster-Resilient and Climate-Proof National Budget

August 19, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for a national budget that ensures the integration of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation in government policies and programs.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement as the Senate is set to start marathon budget hearings following the briefing by the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on the 2015 National Expenditure Program (NEP).
“Government agencies, especially those integral to disaster resilience, should already have included […]

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Legarda pushes for P25,000 minimum salary for public school teachers

August 16, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill seeking to increase the minimum salary of public school teachers in the elementary and secondary levels to P25,000 and non-teaching personnel to P15,000 per month.
Under Senate Bill No. 2351, Legarda said the salaries of those occupying higher positions shall be adjusted accordingly.
The current minimum salary of public school teachers is P18,549 while that of the non-teaching personnel is P9,000.
“This bill aims to raise the salary of public school teachers and […]

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