Legarda becomes first to lobby for PHL to be Guest-of-Honor Country in Frankfurt Book Fair

October 19, 2019

Frankfurt, Germany – On the occasion of the ongoing annual Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF), Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda once again lobbied for the Philippines to become a Guest-of-Honor (GOH) country in the prestigious book fair during her meeting with Dr. Juergen Boos, President and Chief Executive Officer of the FBF.

The former Senator first and persistently made such representation to the FBF Board during her prior meetings with Dr. Boos himself and Vice President Claudia Kaiser, when she invited these FBF officials to visit the Philippines these past years.

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Legarda: PH govt should pursue cultural diplomacy through academic cooperation

October 19, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today urged the Philippine government through the Department of Foreign Affairs to further strengthen its cultural diplomacy program through more partnerships with leading academic institutions.

The former Senator expressed hope that the government will take advantage of such opportunities to enrich our own culture after the signing of an agreement between the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt and the Ruhr University Bochum, creating a Philippine studies program, which was held on 15 October 2019 in Bochum, Germany. The signing ceremony was attended by Consul General Evelyn D. Austria-Garia, Rector Professor Axel Schlömerich, Vice Rector Professor Dr. Komelia Freitag, Director for International Affairs Monika Sprung, Professor Roger Friedlein, and Vice Consul Mejilla Meuller.

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Legarda Announces Opening of Manila FAME’s 70th Edition

October 17, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today proudly announced the opening of Manila FAME, which will run from October 17-19, 2019 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Now on its 70th edition, the Manila FAME is a biannual design and lifestyle trade show organized by the Department of Trade and Industry through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions.

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Legarda leads PHL contingent in Frankfurt Book Fair opening

October 16, 2019

Frankfurt, Germany – Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Loren Legarda proudly led the Philippine contingent during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair held yesterday at the Frankfurt Messe in Frankfurt, Germany.

After a 15-year hiatus, the Philippines returned to the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015 when it was given a modest booth. In 2018, Deputy Speaker Legarda, in her capacity then as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, gave additional funds to support the participants from the Philippine book publishing industry in the world’s most prestigious book fair.

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Legarda’s Lecture Highlights Potential of the Piña-Seda Textile in the World Market

October 15, 2019

Bochum, Germany — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today said that the Philippine piña-seda textile has great potential in the world textile market. Legarda continues to highlight the world-class talent, ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Filipino people, reflected in the traditional textiles produced through synergy among workers and artisans.  Piña-seda is a traditional fabric made from pineapple silk.

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