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Legarda: Tap Indigenous Communities in Conservation of Protected Areas

February 14, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda said that indigenous communities have an important role in conserving the country’s protected areas and should be utilized by the government.

“Indigenous peoples communities have always played an important role in the conservation and preservation of the country’s protected areas. They employ age-old traditions in caring for our environment and natural resources. We should tap their knowledge to effectively maintain the integrity of our biodiversity and ecosystems,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and United Nations Global Champion for Resilience.



Maranao and Maguindanao Weavers Featured at the National Museum

February 3, 2017

In celebration of National Arts Month, Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to join the weaving demonstrations featuring weavers from Maranao and Maguindanao on February 4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Reception Hall, 4th Floor, National Museum of Anthropology, Finance Road, Manila.



Legarda Welcomes Almario as NCCA Chair, Ensures Support for Arts and Culture in 2017 Budget

January 13, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today ensured that the government will continue to support the arts and culture sector under the 2017 national budget as she welcomed the election of National Artist for Literature, Virgilio S. Almario, as the new chairperson of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).



Legarda Urges Filipinos to Emulate Rizal’s Nationalism

December 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has called on Filipinos to emulate the values and principles of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, especially his nationalism, as the nation commemorates Rizal Day.

“Dr. Jose Rizal was an unparalleled visionary whose thoughts and actions changed the landscape of our identity as Filipinos. His ideas began the revolution that earned us our freedom, and his integrity and nationalism continue to inspire new generations,” she said.



NCCA Confers Dangal ng Haraya on Legarda

December 12, 2016

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has conferred on Senator Loren Legarda its highest honor, the Dangal ng Haraya Patron of Arts and Culture.

The NCCA confers the Dangal ng Haraya award to individuals and institutions/organizations that have rendered significant and lasting contributions, support, patronage to preservation, development and promotion of Philippine culture and arts.



Legarda: Dayaw Season 2 Ends in Style

December 7, 2016

Dayaw season 2 literally ends in style as the last episode explores the significance of materials used by indigenous peoples to adorn the body.

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the season 2 finale, “Karangyaan – Celebrating the Body (part 2)” on December 8, 6:00 pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and ANC HD.



Legarda: Filipino Tradition of Adornment Celebrated in Last 2 Episodes of Dayaw

November 30, 2016

The last two episodes (Episodes 5 and 6) of Dayaw season 2 will look into the rich tradition of adornment in Filipino culture.

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the two-part episode on “Karangyaan – Celebrating the Body” on December 1 and 8, 6:00pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and ANC HD.



Sama and Tausug Weaving and Embroidery Featured at the National Museum

November 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to join the lecture and weaving demonstrations featuring Sama and Tausug Weaving and Embroidery on December 2 and 3, 2016, at the Manlilikha ng Bayan Hall, 3rd Floor, National Museum of Anthropology, Manila.



Legarda Honored for Contributions to Indigenous Peoples’ Lives

November 25, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has received the “Gawad Katutubong Pagkalinga” award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for her invaluable service to the country’s indigenouspeoples and relentless efforts in preserving and promoting its traditional culture during the celebration of Dayaw: Philippine International Indigenous Peoples Festival 2016 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.



‘Dayaw’ Features Traditional Homes

November 9, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the second episode of Dayaw featuring traditional homes on November 10, 6:00 p.m. on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and ANC HD.

The second episode, “Kanlungan – The Sheltering Filipino Home”, looks into how Filipino homes have been shaped by the environment. It features the Ivatan home, the Ifugao Bale, the T’boli longhouse, the Bahay Kubo and the Bahay na Bato.