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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Legarda pushes wider focus on mental health amid 57% hike in suicide count

October 12, 2021

AS suicide cases rise by 57 percent in the Philippines, a House deputy speaker on Monday called for aggressive government measures to address mental health issues confronting some Filipinos amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alarmed by an unprecedented rise in the country’s suicide rate, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda sought stronger implementation of Republic Act (RA) 11036 or the Mental Health Care Act (MHCA).
Legarda, one of the authors of RA 11036, cited the need to strengthen MHCA, which seeks to provide affordable and […]

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Loren alarmed by growing suicide rate among Pinoys

October 12, 2021

ALARMED by the unprecedented increase in the country’s suicide rate, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Monday, October 11, called for stronger government measures to address mental health issues of Filipinos during this pandemic.
The three-time senator specifically sought a more aggressive implementation of Republic Act (RA) No. 11036 or the Mental Health Care Act (MHCA) that she co-authored during her previous term in the Senate in 2018.
Legarda cited the need to strengthen MHCA, which seeks to provide affordable and accessible […]

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