senator loren legarda

Senator Loren Legarda promoting the culture of the Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines


I have visited various provinces and communities in our country, and every visit leads to a discovery of the rich heritage of the indigenous peoples—the intricately woven fabrics, the songs, chants and dances that narrate the story of your ancestors and the distinct way of life they strive to preserve. These encounters brought in me a surge of great pride for our heritage that is enriched by every indigenous cultural community. And it is this endeavor to promote this cultural inheritance and improve the welfare of its stewards that inspired me to seek venues in advancing this cause. – Loren Legarda