May 26, 2023
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda took a crucial step towards digital inclusivity for Filipino students by spearheading the installation of Starlink Internet at Lacaron Integrated School in Sibalom, Antique.
May 25, 2023
This initiative made possible through Legarda’s support, aims to bridge the digital divide and revolutionize internet access in the Philippines, starting with her home province.
Lacaron Integrated School, a vital educational institution serving students from Sibalom and Belison municipalities, faced challenges due to its remote location in a hilly and upland area.
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda lauded the move to reinforce rules and regulations safeguarding geographical indications (GIs) in the country, potentially giving Filipino-made products a significant advantage toward economic and social development through responsible use of the intellectual property system.
May 23, 2023
“These new regulations issued by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) are therefore a welcome development. While it cannot be expected to resolve past controversies or halt attempts at cultural appropriation, it is a very good step toward this end,” Legarda […]
May 23, 2023
The Senate has adopted and ratified on Tuesday the bicameral conference committee report on the Cultural Mapping Bill, amending Republic Act No. 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009.
Legarda, Chairperson of the Committee on Culture and the Arts, said the ratification of the measure is a momentous occasion as the country celebrates National Heritage Month this May.
“Our heritage is our most precious asset. It is our vital link, our irrefutable connection to the past, and the living form […]
I am deeply saddened by the news that the Manila Central Post Office, one of the historic buildings in the country and declared an Important Cultural Property (ICP), was engulfed by a massive fire that started late night Sunday.
May 18, 2023
Having been built in 1926, this building is one of the oldest and most iconic structures in the Philippines that has been an essential part of our history, surviving many calamities and the Battle of Manila during World War II.
Before the fire […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed concern and urged the government, private sector, and all citizens to prepare for hotter and drier days due to a high probability of El Niño emerging in the coming season and persisting until the first quarter of 2024.
Legarda made the statement when the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) upgraded its warning status to El Niño Alert earlier this month, indicating an 80% probability of El Niño emerging in the June-July-August […]