Archive for March, 2012

P.S. Res. No. 746: Mining Operations in Ifugao

March 22, 2012

FIFTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE             ) REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES          ) Second Regular Session                             ) SENATE P.S. Res. No. 746 Introduced by Senator Loren Legarda RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL […]



Keynote Address: Forum on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge

March 21, 2012

Keynote Address Senator Loren Legarda Forum on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge March 21, 2012 National Art Gallery, National Museum Allow me to thank the organizers of this event, led by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the […]



Legarda Aims to Bind Filipinos through the First Philippine Traditional Textile Gallery

March 20, 2012

The different regions and provinces of the country are distinguished not only by political borders but also by diverse cultural traditions, and Senator Loren Legarda aims to thread a link to this diversity through the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: Traditional Philippine Textile Gallery. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, conceptualized the creation […]



Legarda Wants Inquiry into Reported Mining Activities in the Ifugao Rice Terraces

March 19, 2012

Senator Loren Legarda today called for an investigation on the reported mining activities being conducted within the area of the Ifugao Rice Terraces. Legarda explained that during the on-site consultative meeting of the Committee on Cultural Communities, which she chairs, concerns were raised over the potential gold mining activities in the rice clusters of the […]



Lecture Series on Phil Textile and Indigenous Knowledge Kick Off

March 14, 2012

The Senator Loren Legarda Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge officially starts today along with the preview of the Textile Galleries at the National Museum. The initiative was conceptualized by Senator Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities. It aims to explore the aesthetics, material culture and processes of ethnic […]



Closing Remarks: The Inaugural Lecture of The Senator Loren Legarda Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge

March 13, 2012

Concluding Remarks Senator Loren Legarda The Inaugural Lecture of The Senator Loren Legarda Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge March 13, 2012 Queen Sofia Hall, National Museum   Our rich Filipino heritage is our birthright, our identity and our legacy. It is an inheritance that should not be forsaken in the name […]



Legarda Visits Ifugao for Consultation on Reported Deterioration of Rice Terraces

March 12, 2012

In a bid to get first-hand information on the reported worsening state of the Ifugao Rice Terraces and determine effective measures to preserve this national heritage, Senator Loren Legarda traveled to the Province of Ifugao for a consultation with various stakeholders. The Senator’s visit will start with a forum today on climate change at the […]



Legarda Bares Plans to Help Bring Back Grandeur of Ifugao Rice Terraces

March 11, 2012

Senator Loren Legarda has enjoined concerned government agencies and community stakeholders to ensure the immediate commencement of rehabilitation plans for the Ifugao Rice Terraces. Personally witnessing the changes that have taken place in one of the country’s world-renowned heritage sites, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, stressed that concrete and sustained actions […]



The Human Face of Climate Change

March 9, 2012

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA The Human Face of Climate Change Friday, 9 March 2012, 1:00 PM Ifugao State University It is my pleasure to be invited here at the Ifugao State University to speak about the greatest development challenge that the world faces today. A kid in this generation would seem to be more fortunate than […]