OFFICE OF SEN. LOREN LEGARDA
2/F Rm.209, Senate of the Philippines, GSIS Bldg. Pasay City
Legarda Opens Hibla Travelling Exhibition in Lisbon
Senator Loren Legarda today led the official opening of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition at the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.
Legarda said that this is an offshoot of the National Museum’s Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles gallery, which is her brainchild. The first Hibla Travelling Exhibition was held in London in October 2017.
“We have a very rich weaving heritage which we are able to show through the Hibla gallery and the weaving lectures and demonstrations at the National Museum, but we also want to bring it to a wider audience and to Filipinos living abroad,” she said.
The Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition in Lisbon titled, “Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloth from the Tropics,” was organized by the National Museum of the Philippines, the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon.
Prior to the opening, there were lectures, weaving and embroidery demonstrations and workshops by Anna India Dela Cruz and Nelia Rogano, piña-seda weavers from Kalibo, Aklan, and Marilyn Tobias and Magdalena Rosales, piña-seda embroiderers from Lumban, Laguna.
“The Hibla gallery at the National Museum, the weaving lectures and demonstrations, and this Hibla travelling exhibit are efforts to celebrate indigenous artistry through textiles, provide more Filipinos the opportunity to discover priceless information about our heritage, and bring the challenge of nurturing our weaving traditions into the national stage, to a wider audience,” said Legarda.
Exhibition viewing for the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition at the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Rua Barata Salgueiro 30-3° andar 1250-044 Lisbon, Portugal, will be from March 28 to April 30, 2018, 10:00am to 5:00pm.
About Hibla Textile Gallery
The Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles at the National Museum of Anthropology in Manila is the country’s first permanent textile gallery. It is a project spearheaded by Senator Loren Legarda.
During the soft opening of the gallery in March 2012, the National Museum also launched the Senator Loren Legarda Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge, which explores the aesthetics, material culture and processes of ethnic identity along with skills and information-generation through fabric. It later evolved into interactive lectures and demonstrations featuring weavers and embroiderers from different parts of the country.
In July 2017, the National Museum launched the first Hibla regional gallery, the Hibla Iloko at the National Museum Ilocos Regional Museum Complex in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, which was also supported by Legarda.
In October 2017, the first Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition was held at the Philippine Embassy in London in October 2017.
“We will have more Hibla travelling exhibitions and many more Hibla regional galleries will soon rise in our country, and we hope that someday we will have not only galleries, but one whole Hibla Museum. Through these we hope to promote greater support for cultural enterprises and creative industries of our indigenous peoples and deeper appreciation of our heritage,” said Legarda.***
Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Celia Anna M. Feria gives a presentation on ASEAN to
students of Asian studies at the Universidade de Lisboa
12 March 2018, LISBON – The ASEAN Committee Lisbon Portugal (ACLP) composed of three ASEAN resident missions in Lisbon, (Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand) participated in Asia Week at the Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa), a public research university in Lisbon and the largest university in Portugal.
Asia Week is an initiative of ULisboa’s League of Asian Studies a student organization who aim to expand their knowledge on the region’s cultural, economic, historical and political elements. One of their activities this year is to engage resource speakers from the region.
Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Celia Anna M. Feria represented the ACLP and gave a presentation with the theme focused on ASEAN as a “Community of Opportunities”. Ambassador Feria encouraged the students to visit the region and look at ASEAN as a venue not only to explore its economic/employment opportunities but also to discover the region’s cultural diversity and the many tourist attractions.
Embassies from China and South Korea also gave presentations on their country’s respective economic environments and opportunities.
A roundtable discussion with the students followed whereby resource speakers gave their insights on the current issues and challenges facing the region and its relations with Portugal.
In attendance were 40 students and faculty of the Asian Studies degree program. END.
Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Celia Anna M. Feria (3rd from left) with Quardrante representatives, Mr. Jorge de Andrade, Director (1st from left), Ms. Anabelle Dias (2nd from left) and Mr. Richard Oliveira (4th from left)
28 February 2018, LISBON – As part of its tourism promotions activities, the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon participated in Portugal´s biggest annual international tourism fair, Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa (BTL) 2018 at Feira International de Lisboa located in Parque das Naçoes in Lisbon. The tourism fair was held from 28 February 2018 to March 04 2018.
The annual fair is participated by Portuguese and foreign tourism stakeholders such as national and regional tourism boards, airline companies, hotels and resorts, tour operators, travel agencies, and embassies. BTL 2018 is estimated to draw 80,000 visitors and with 1,000 exhibitors showcasing their tourism products and services from around 36 countries including host Portugal in this international tourism fair.
This is the fifth year that the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon has participated in this event in partnership with Portuguese tour operator Quadrante Viagens. According to statistical data from the Philippine Department of Tourism, tourist arrivals from Portugal has significantly increased when compared to the previous year’s figures by 14.88% in 2014, 22.62% in 2015, 35.95% in 2016 and by 39.58% in 2017. The consistent yearly increase in tourist arrivals shows that the Philippines is becoming a choice tourist and holiday destination among the Portuguese.
With its tourism partner in Portugal, Quadrante Viagens, the Embassy has actively promoted Philippine tourism through various tourism seminars in Portugal and with the yearly participation of BTL by highlighting to potential Portuguese tourists that they will not only be able to enjoy and experience the range of natural attractions but the many cultural attractions in the Philippines. END.
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