Press Release
March 22, 2019

Legarda Invites Everyone to Burdang Lumban, an Embroidery Workshop

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to join the Burdang Lumban: a two-day workshop featuring Lumban, Laguna's embroidery, to be held from March 22 to 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Escuela Taller Compound in Intramuros, Manila. The workshop is part of the pilot exhibition of Likha-an.

Legarda envisioned the creation Likha-an, a resource center of Philippine living traditions, way back in 2015. She provided funding for its establishment in 2016 and in 2017, and will soon open this year in Intramuros.

"Likha-an is a venue where we can showcase the beauty of our intangible heritage, where our dances, chants, our weaving, our poetry can come alive," Legarda said.

Lorna Trillana, Lilia Jacobe, Lagrimas Aguino and Maria Victoria Gordovez are embroiderers from Lumban who will teach participants various motifs such as haspe (shadow stitch, usually applied on leaves and petals), aldaves (leaf with pointed tip), pelete (small protruding circles that form an image of a flower) and calado (pulling out of fibers to create openwork).

"I encourage everyone to attend the workshop and live the beauty of our woven and embroidered fabrics," said Legarda.

For interested participants, you may call Tin Orante at 09171331238 or send an email to


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