By Lester G. Babiera
Aside from books, Jose Rizal collected indigenous Philippine textiles. In the inauguration of the expanded permanent exhibition “Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles” at the National Museum last Sept. 20, Sen. Loren Legarda handed out photographs of Rizal’s collection of Filipino indigenous textiles to the National Museum.
By Michael Lim Ubac
It took President Benigno Aquino III about four decades to confess to a company of political friends that he had a teenage “crush.” While members of Team PNoy were having lunch at a seafood restaurant by the beach in Arevalo district in Iloilo City on Thursday, the President—out of the blue—admitted that Sen. Loren Legarda had been his crush since he was 18.
Micro, small and medium enterprises, or MSMEs, comprise 99.6 percent of the total business enterprises operating in the country. But apart from being the lifeblood of the Philippine economy, they are seen by a senator as “powerful platforms for the promotion of viable livelihoods, cultural preservation, socioeconomic empowerment for indigenous people, and environmental protection.”
By Cheche V. Moral
Two galleries showcasing the country’s rich weaving and textile traditions opened this week at the National Museum.