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The government is resolved to make the Philippines the No. 1 creative economy in ASEAN by 2030, a lawmaker said on Sunday. ""The goal is for the Philippines to be the number one creative economy in ASEAN by 2030. It's now 2023, so we have seven years to do that,"" said Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Christopher de Venecia during the Philippine Creative Industries Month media launch at Metropolitan Theater in Manila. ""Now we have a developmental framework in place because of the law. Now we just need the resources so that we can implement the different mandates of the law, so that we can come up and prime up our performance, especially in exports of our creative content,"" he said, referring to Republic Act 11904 or the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act.
In a significant stride towards preserving the rich tapestry of the Philippines' cultural heritage, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go has expressed his gratitude to President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr., for signing on Thursday, August 24, Republic Act No. 11961 into law, a measure aimed at fortifying the conservation of the nation's cultural legacy through comprehensive cultural mapping.
En un solemne acto, el presidente de la República, Santiago Peña promulgó en la mañana de este lunes la Ley 7140/23 de Fomento de la Lectura y el Libro, una herramienta legal elaborada durante varios lustros por el sector relacionado con la creación, la edición y la circulación del libro en nuestro país. El acto, coordinado por la Secretaría Nacional de Cultura (SNC), contó con la presencia de la primera dama de la Nación, Leticia Ocampos y la ministra de Cultura, Adriana Ortiz, así como de Silvio Ovelar, presidente del Congreso Nacional y de representantes de instituciones estatales, entidades culturales y cámaras del libro locales.
LAWMAKERS cheered on Saturday the enactment of Republic Act 11969, or the "Cultural Mapping Act," calling it a "victory" for the cultural heritage and the creative industries sectors, as well as another milestone in the continued promotion and preservation of Filipino culture.
One hundred years ago, a pioneering group of women proposed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) which would definitively enshrine the principle of gender equality in the Constitution. Now, a century later, our fight continues to finish the job and codify women’s rights and gender equality once and for all. I have long supported the ERA since I first ran for public office – and it is long past time that we heed the will of the American people and make this Amendment the law of the land. No one should be discriminated against based on their sex—and we, as a nation, must affirm and protect women’s full equality. As we mark Women’s Equality Day, I continue to urge Congress to act swiftly to recognize ratification of the ERA and affirm the fundamental truth that all Americans should have equal rights and protections under the law.
A federal judge has denied copyright protection for a piece of digital artwork that was generated entirely by AI. The ruling is just the latest in a string of cases which are gradually shaping the US legal system’s stance on generative AI.