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Legarda encourages visits to museums



International Museum Day was held May 18 and in celebration, Sen. Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to make frequent visits to museums to enrich understanding of our culture and history.

Sen. Loren Legarda

Sen. Loren Legarda

“Art and culture are food for the soul. It enriches our understanding of our tradition and history and promotes better understanding especially among Filipinos whose culture is very diverse,” said the lady senator.

“Our National Museum organizes lectures and workshops that help us better understand and appreciate our heritage as well as the culture of our neighbor countries.”

Legarda is the patron of the Hibla gallery, as well as the Baybayin: Ancient and Traditional Scripts of the Philippines gallery, and the Rice, Biodiversity and Climate Change exhibit – all of which are her projects with the National Museum.

Legarda has also proposed the creation of regional museums to serve as venues in ensuring the conservation and preservation of the country’s traditional folk arts.

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Manilyn Reynes

Manilyn Reynes

Versatile actress Manilyn Reynes renewed last May 18 her exclusive contract with GMA Network, Inc.

Manilyn said she is happy to continue her journey as a Kapuso. “Kasi po ang Kapuso talagang may puso, ika nga. Hindi lamang sa kung ano pa man ang tinitingnan ng tao, it’s because it’s true. Kaya nga po, nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon ulit na maging Kapuso, kaya sabi ko, magta-trabaho ako ng buong pagmamahal at buong puso dahil ako ay certified Kapuso.”

The seasoned character actress added, “Actually ’yung first show na sinalihan ko nu’ng 10-years-old ako, dito sa GMA. From that time on, every now and then, may show ako dito hanggang sa nag-‘That’s Entertainment’ ako, and the rest is history.”

Manilyn is part of the award-winning family sitcom “Pepito Manaloto” and the top-rating primetime series “Meant To Be.” Aside from these shows, she has been part of numerous GMA programs including “Bakekang,” “Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang,” “All My Life,” “Destiny Rose,” and “Once Upon A Kiss.”

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, May 27, go to Coney Reyes, Cherry Pie Picache, Inno Sotto, Col. Rudy Tensuan, Angie Duran, Ester Capistrano, Catherine Armas, and Rufa Mae Quinto… May 28: Zsa Zsa Padilla, Lupita Kashihawara, Edgar Aquino, Girlie Pleyto, Alice Marcelo, Elijah Montealegre, Christian Jeirezze G. Martinez, Myra Fiji, Art Sales, Mark Dayrit, and Dr. Nancy Ordona… May 29: Celia Laurel, Robbie Tan, Ruby Villaruz, Pearl Susim, Emma Gutierrez, Virgie Lovely, Shirley Uy, Rommel Placente, Dianne Bautista, and Barbara Milano… Belated b-day greetings to John Soledad (May 21)…

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