October 31, 2016
I’ve been to mammoth meetings before — the Modern Languages Association in Chicago, MacWorld in San Francisco, Comic-Con in San Diego, for instance — but nothing comes close to the Frankfurt Book Fair in size and scope. Covering over 10 hectares of exhibition space spread out over several buildings and many floors, it’s certainly the world’s biggest and best-known book fair, gathering participants from nearly 200 countries.
October 31, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today commended the country’s consistent high ranking in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Gender Gap Report.
The WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 showed the Philippines closing nearly 79 percent of its gender gap, ranking first in Asia and seventh worldwide among 144 countries.
October 29, 2016
The Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF, or Buchmesse) is behind us now, having ended six days ago. But what a specially significant event this year’s participation of the Philippines was, only the second consecutive year that its publishing industry managed to do so.
October 26, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) launched today the 2016 National Arts and Crafts Fair, a trade fair that features both indigenous crafts and contemporary art.
The Fair will be held at the Megatrade Halls 1, 2 and 3 at the SM Megamall from October 26 to 30, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Entrance is free.
October 25, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to update the nation’s development indicators to reflect the happiness and well-being of Filipinos.
Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, renewed her call for the government to adopt the Gross National Happiness (GNH) concept of the Royal Government of Bhutan during a lecture on the GNH by Dr. Saamdu Chetri, Executive Director of GNH Centre Bhutan.