Stressing the huge potential of the Philippine bamboo industry in socio-economic development and environmental protection, Senator Loren Legarda said the country’s bamboo sector requires technical and fiscal support from the government to make it more competitive in both local and international markets.Read More
Legarda Urges Use of Soil & Water Conservation Technologies to Combat Drought, Improve Food SecurityJune 17, 2017
In observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (June 17), Senator Loren Legarda is urging the government to promote the use of soil and water conservation technologies to combat drought and prevent land degradation that is affecting about one-third of the country’s population.Read More
CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS: Philippine Participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018June 16, 2017
Following the country’s inaugural participation in 2016, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, announces the OPEN CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS for the Philippine participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, initiated by la Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia . The search is spearheaded by the NCCA through the office of Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, who also serves as the Commissioner of the Philippine Pavilion. The selected curatorial proposal will officially represent the Philippines in this important global exhibition platform of contemporary architecture. In enhancing the presence of our participation, the Philippine Pavilion will be realized at Artiglierie in Arsenale, the major venue of the Venice Biennale.Read More
Legarda on 119th Independence Day: Diversity Breeds Unity, Culture and Heritage Key to Inclusive GrowthJune 12, 2017
Senator Loren Legarda today said that a shared understanding of the diverse Filipino culture is key to promoting inclusive growth.
Legarda made the statement as the nation celebrates the 119thAnniversary of Philippine Independence with the theme “Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-Samang Balikatin.”Read More
In observance of the World Day Against Child Labor (June 12), Senator Loren Legarda said that ending child labor is a must, stressing the right of children to a life free from violence, exploitation and abuse.
According to the United Nations, around 168 million children remain trapped in child labor and many of them live in areas affected by conflict and disaster.Read More