Archive for May, 2014

Legarda: Safeguard Cultural Identity, Whether Tangible or Intangible

May 20, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, today emphasized the need to protect the Philippines’ cultural heritage in both its tangible and intangible forms. “We hear uproar about saving crumbling monuments and edifices, but less noise about the need to preserve our vanishing traditional crafts. The true value of our intangible […]



Senate Bill No. 2209 – Resource Centers for Indigenous Peoples Act of 2014

May 6, 2014

AN ACT ESTABLISHING RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES/INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO ENHANCE AND ENSURE DELIVERY OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Scope National Legislative status Pending in the Committee (5/7/2014) Source: Senate.gov.ph Download: SBN-1357 (as filed)



Privilege Speech for National Heritage Month 2014

May 6, 2014

Privilege Speech for National Heritage Month 2014 06 May 2014 – Senate Session Hall In November last year, we warmly received the news that the Philippines has won a seat in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. It was certainly great news especially after the unfortunate earthquake that damaged several of our heritage churches in Bohol. […]



Legarda: Culture and Heritage Must Be Part of Development Policies

May 2, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, today renewed her call to preserve Filipino culture and heritage and make it part of the country’s development policy.   “The Philippines is a nation endowed with rich and diverse culture. Among our cultural heritage are the various age-old structures, ethnic traditions, indigenous songs and dances, […]