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Time for current and next administration to act vs El Nino – Loren

February 21, 2010

“SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE DESTRUCTION OF EL NINO HAS BEEN SPREADING THROUGHOUT THE LAND,” NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA NOTED ON SUNDAY. “IT’S TIME FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION TO START SETTING UP MEASURES AND FOR THE NEXT ONE TO FOLLOW UP IN THEIR IMPLEMENTATION TO COMBAT DROUGHT, POWER SHORTAGE, AND THE FOOD CRISIS BROUGHT ABOUT BY CLIMATE CHANGE.”
She was reacting to news that, according to Mayor Mariano Malones Jr. of Maasin in Iloilo, the power supply of the […]

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Hospitals Should Be Protected Against Natural Calamities – Loren

February 20, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO REINFORCE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS AGAINST EARTHQUAKES AND OTHER NATURAL CALAMITIES TO MINIMIZE CASUALTIES AND PROVIDE EMERGENCY AID.
Loren recalled the Baguio earthquake years ago which caused grave loss of life and extensive damage to property, including hospitals.
“Hospitals and other health facilities are critical public infrastructures, especially in times of disaster when victims need emergency services and medical care. Therefore, hospitals should be disaster-proof and disaster resilient. This is a must which […]

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Loren to Arroyo: “If you can produce money for politics, you can produce money for food”

February 20, 2010

“IF YOU CAN PRODUCE MONEY FOR POLITICS, YOU CAN PRODUCE MONEY FOR FOOD.”
This is the challenge posed by Nacionalista Party vice presidential candidate, Loren Legarda to Malacañang.
“What has this administration been in power for?’ Loren said on Saturday, shortly after her return to Manila from campaign sorties in the Visayas with running mate Manny Villar.
In an interview with a reporter a day before at the Mactan International Airport, the “green VP” stressed that she has been warning […]

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Drugs still out of reach of poor, despite Cheaper Medicines Law – Loren

February 20, 2010

THE CHEAPER MEDICINES LAW IS JUST A PIECE OF USELESS PAPER, AT LEAST FOR THE POOR FOR WHOM IT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN ENACTED.
Nacionalista Party vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda saw this for herself during her campaign trip to Cebu on Friday.
“I talked to Emilia Pumawan at the Carbon Market in Cebu City,” Legarda recalled on her return to Manila on Saturday from her Visayas campaign with running mate Manny Villar. “She’s 76 and said: ‘Hindi totoo […]

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Total Log Ban To Prevent Landslides, Flooding—Loren

February 20, 2010

AFTER MEETING WITH ENVIRONMENT AND WEATHER EXPERTS, SEN. LOREN LEGARDA URGED CONGRESS TO ENACT A TOTAL LOG BAN FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS TO SAVE THE COUNTRY FROM THE EFFECTS OF NATURAL CALAMITIES. LOREN SEEKS TO PROHIBIT LOGGING OPERATIONS OF ANY KIND IN ANY FOREST, TIMBER LAND, FOREST RESERVE OR WATERSHED THROUGH SENATE BILL 73.
“We have already seen the adverse effects of denuded forest lands to local and indigenous communities. We experienced tragic incidents of landslides and the worst […]

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‘Use Ondoy, Pepeng rehab funds to fight drought’ – Loren

February 19, 2010