Legarda calls for effective implementation of the Magna Carta of the Poor to eradicate poverty

October 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of the International Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty on October 17, three-term Senator and now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda renewed her call to ensure that the poorest of the poor belonging to the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the country are provided with the necessary government interventions that address their needs and support their aspirations to achieve inclusive growth and to alleviate poverty.
“Our government should ensure that we are extending the necessary support for all […]

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PH joins Frankfurt Book Fair for 6th consecutive year

October 16, 2021

MANILA — The Philippines is taking part in the world’s largest book fair for the sixth consecutive year.
The country will have a hybrid presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which will run from October 20 to 24. Award-winning designer Jowee Alviar of Team Manila has been tapped to create the Philippine booth, themed “Myth, Magic, and the City: Reclaiming Our Narrative,” at the event venue.
The National Book Development Board (NBDB) has also prepared online activities — such as webinars on […]

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Philippines brings ‘an archipelago of stories,’ first NFT graphic story to Frankfurt Book Fair 2021

October 14, 2021

‘We need to work now to be Guest of Honor country in 2025’
Philippine literature meets the world again as the National Book Development Board (NBDB) presents local writers and authors and their works at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) 2021.
Held annually in Frankfurt, Germany, FBF is known for being the world’s largest international trade fair for the book publishing industry. It is where publishers, authors, literary agents, media professionals, illustrators, and book and trade associations from all over the […]

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Once on This Island: At This Year’s Frankfurt Bushmesse, The Philippines Will Highlight Its ‘Archipelago of Stories’

October 13, 2021

Deputy House Speaker Loren Legarda is also pushing for the country to be the guest of honor at the world’s oldest book fair in a few years.
For its sixth participation at the Frankfurt Buchmesse, the Philippines will be celebrating the myth and magic of our stories.
The Buchmesse is the world’s largest and oldest book fair, which traces its origins to the 17th century, where it grew into a prominent marketplace for published and handwritten works. It was resurrected post-World War […]

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Legarda pushes for PHL to be Guest of Honor Frankfurt Book Fair 2025

October 12, 2021

Three-term Senator Loren Legarda has expressed her support for the Philippines’ bid to be the Guest of Honor (GOH) country of the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) in 2025.
Having visited the Philippine pavilion at the FBF 2018 and at the FBF 2019, Legarda said that the National Book Development Board (NBDB), with the support of its mother agency, the Department of Education (DepEd), should ensure the continuous participation of the Philippines in the FBF and work towards being a GOH country.
“I […]

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