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Legarda: Weavers and Embroiderers from Aklan, La Union, Laguna Featured at the Nat’l Museum

August 23, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to view and observe demonstrations by weavers and embroiderers from Laguna, Aklan and La Union this week at the National Museum of Anthropology (NMA) in Manila.



Legarda Seeks Better Protection for Indigenous Peoples

August 9, 2016

In observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the Philippine National IP Day today (August 9), Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for stronger support and protection for indigenous peoples.



Legarda Bats for Creation of Dep’t of Culture and Arts

August 6, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill seeking to reorganize the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) into the Department of Culture and the Arts in order to enhance the promotion and preservation of the country’s cultural heritage.



Sen. Legarda’s Outfit at Opening of 17th Congress

July 25, 2016

For the opening of the 17th Congress at the Senate in the morning, Senator Loren Legarda wears a cotton chambray coat with intricate embroidery of T’boli traditional patterns embroidered by T’bolis from Barangay Seloton, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. She is also wearing shoes made from Marikina.



Legarda Encourages Frequent Visits to Museums

May 18, 2016

In celebration of International Museum Day (May 18), Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to make frequent visits to museums to enrich people’s understanding of their culture and history.

“I hope we can all take time to make regular visits to our museums to immerse in our history and culture. This will help strengthen national identity and pride,” Legarda said.



Legarda Urges LGUs to Establish Cultural Councils, Undertake Heritage Mapping

January 5, 2016

In a bid to further propagate and cultivate Filipino arts and culture, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, has introduced special provisions in the 2016 national budget that encourages the establishment of councils for the promotion of culture and the arts in all cities and municipalities nationwide.



Final Episode of Dayaw TV Season 1 Honors Indigenous Ancestors

November 3, 2015

How do we revere and honor our ancestors? ‘Dayaw’ TV documentary closes its first season with its final episode titled “Parangal sa mga Ninuno” (Honoring the Ancestors), which narrates the many ways Filipinos can honor their ancestors. Dayaw episode 6 will air on November 5 at 6:00 p.m. on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).



‘Dayaw’ 5th Episode Emphasizes Importance of Cultural Mapping

October 23, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda emphasizes the importance of Philippine heritage preservation and cultural mapping in the fifth episode of Dayaw titled “Pagbangon, Pagpapatuloy” (Restoring and Protecting our Colonial Past), which looks at the meticulous process of rebuilding and restoring our tangible heritage.

Episode 5 will air on October 29 at 6:00pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).



Mat and Basket Weavers from Sorsogon Featured at the National Museum

October 22, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to view and observe basket and mat weavers from Sorsogon City as they showcase their weaving techniques at the National Museum on October 23 (Friday) and 24 (Saturday), 2015. Featured weavers are Monserat Discaya, Rosie Bañares, Teresita Ebrada, Serena Detera and Divina Dumamay. The weaving demonstrations can be viewed from […]



Indigenous Women Weavers Featured in ‘Dayaw’

October 17, 2015

Centuries-old weaving traditions are in danger of disappearing with the commercialization and commodification of textiles in the Philippines. The fourth episode of Dayaw on October 22, “Hinabing Kasaysayan ng mga Kababaihan” (Weaving Stories of Feminine Knowledge), takes viewers to the centers of weaving in the country in a bid to stir interest, awareness and support […]