Speeches

Dayaw 2014: Philippine Indigenous Peoples Festival

September 29, 2014

Message of Senator Loren Legarda Dayaw 2014: Philippine Indigenous Peoples Festival September 29, 2014 – NCCA   Our indigenous peoples never fail to amaze me. Whenever I visit a province and go to IP communities, I always discover marvelous things about our culture and heritage like intricately woven fabrics, cultural songs, chants and dances that […]



Keynote Speech: National Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit 2014

September 2, 2014

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda National Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit 2014 Museum of the Filipino People - September 2, 2014   It is my distinct pleasure to speak before you today as we open the 2nd National Indigenous Peoples Cultural Summit.   I am happy to see our IPs from different communities gather as one. This […]



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. […]



Abel Ilokana: Celebrating Women Weavers from Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Abra

March 7, 2014

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Abel Ilokana: Celebrating Women Weavers from Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Abra 7 March 2014 – Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Gallery Allow me first to congratulate the National Museum. They have aptly placed the spotlight on our women weavers from the North in time for the National Women’s […]



Bridging the Indigenous and the International in Philippine Art and Culture

February 11, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Privilege Speech Bridging the Indigenous and the International in Philippine Art and Culture 11 February 2014 – Senate Session Hall History chronicles the attempts of individuals and institutions in recognizing the significance of art and culture from antiquity to contemporary times. Through private and public patronage, they signaled their unwavering commitment to […]



Sponsorship Speech: Establishment of SEA CLLSD in the Philippines as a Category 2 Centre Under the auspices of UNESCO

December 4, 2012

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Establishment of SEA CLLSD in the Philippines as a Category 2 Centre Under the auspices of UNESCO Mr. President, I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 898, under Committee Report No. 482, titled “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of […]



Privilege Speech: National Heritage Month 2012

May 22, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Privilege Speech National Heritage Month 2012 22 May 2012 Senate Session Hall Amid screaming headlines of burning political issues, which define boundaries that divide us, I rise to remind everyone of a subject, which reinforces a common identity that ultimately unites us. It is the great national pride of being Filipinos as […]



Key Messages of Sen. Loren Legarda: Inauguration of Hibla ng Lahing Filipino

May 18, 2012

KEY MESSAGES OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Inauguration of Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles 18 May 2012, 6:00 pm National Museum • It has been my lifelong passion to explore the indigenous artistry of Filipinos told through traditional textiles. • I have visited numerous weaving communities all over the country. Beyond the […]



Keynote Address: Forum on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge

March 21, 2012

Keynote Address Senator Loren Legarda Forum on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge March 21, 2012 National Art Gallery, National Museum Allow me to thank the organizers of this event, led by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the […]



Closing Remarks: The Inaugural Lecture of The Senator Loren Legarda Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge

March 13, 2012

Concluding Remarks Senator Loren Legarda The Inaugural Lecture of The Senator Loren Legarda Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge March 13, 2012 Queen Sofia Hall, National Museum   Our rich Filipino heritage is our birthright, our identity and our legacy. It is an inheritance that should not be forsaken in the name […]