Speeches

Piña-Seda Weaving and Embroidery in the Philippines: Lecture Series and Workshops

October 25, 2017

Traditional textiles are ties that bind. It links the past to the present and brings together cultures, which, no matter how diverse, has a commonality.

Traditional textiles bring together industries, communities, and people. A fabric or a garment is a synergy among workers and artisans. It is a product of diligence, hard work, and passion.



Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition Opening

October 23, 2017

Today, I am filled with pride as I welcome all of you to the opening of the first Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition.

It all started with a vision to have our own textile gallery in the Philippines, inspired by my travels to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia like Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, each having their own rich weaving heritage showcased in their museums.



Weaving the Cultural Heritage of ASEAN

September 8, 2017

ASEAN is one of the most diverse regions in the world. It is a region of 32,000 islands spanning over 4 million square kilometers and hosting more than 600 million people who speak more than 900 different languages and dialects.



Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Conferment of the Dangal ng Haraya Award (Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura) to Senator Loren Legarda

December 21, 2016

It is with great honor that I accept the Dangal ng Haraya Award.

This award, while issued in my name, appropriately belongs to my mother who nurtured and influenced me to embrace the majesty of culture and the arts.



Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan

October 27, 2016

Una sa lahat, lubos kong pinasasalamatan ang mga nasa likod ng Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan sa pangunguna ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF).

Napakagandang lugar na pagdausan itong Bundok Makiling—hitik sa likas na yaman at mga alamat at kwentong bayan—akma sa tema ng komperensyang ito tungkol sa kalikasan at kultura.



Opening of the 2016 National Arts and Crafts Fair

October 26, 2016

For many, heritage and development are two contrasting concepts because development is usually associated with what is new and that which would make life better and comfortable; while heritage is that which is old, less exciting and usually commemorated only during special occasions.



Privilege Speech on Indigenous Children

October 18, 2016

October is National Indigenous Peoples’ Month, a celebration of our cultural diversity, an opportune time to honor our IPs and their overwhelming contributions to our history, culture and heritage.



Message: Launching of Specialized Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) Modules for Indigenous Peoples (IPs)

May 10, 2016

Message of Senator Loren Legarda Launching of Specialized Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) Modules for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) 10 May 2016 | Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City   Our indigenous peoples never fail to amaze me. Whenever I visit a province and go to IP communities, I always discover marvelous things […]



Keynote Speech: Science-Policy Forum on the Sustainability of the Rice Terrace Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building Learning Alliance

July 30, 2015

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Science-Policy Forum on the Sustainability of the Rice Terrace Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building Learning Alliance 30 July 2015 | Hotel Jen, Manila   It is always with great pleasure that I take part in gatherings that are crucial in saving not only our intangible heritage and our natural […]



Message for the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day

June 18, 2015

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Message for the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day A Celebration of Cultural Heritage As Foundation of Self-Determination and Sustainable Development 18 June 2015 | Lagawe, Ifugao It is a great honor to be part of the 49th Ifugao Foundation Day. Ifugao is a very special place for me because of the rich cultural […]