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Loren Urges PGMA to Sign New Senior Citizens Law

February 12, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO TO SIGN THE EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZEN’S LAW, WHICH LOREN PRINCIPALLY AUTHORED AND USHERED INTO PASSAGE IN THE SENATE.
Loren said this in response to the recommendation of the Department of Finance (DOF) for Malacanang to veto the bill due to foreseen revenue losses. Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran said the bicameral version would result in revenue losses of P1.68 billion and that it would only “complicate” the implementation of the expanded value […]

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Loren Eyes Insurance for Media Covering Elections

February 12, 2010

AWARE OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS OF MEDIA COVERAGE DURING THE ELECTIONS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CALLED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE FOR MEDIA PRACTITIONERS COVERING THE ELECTIONS.
“I commend the writers, photojournalists and TV reporters who have been with us since the campaign started. I have been a media practitioner for 20 years and I know the great demands of covering the elections. They are the ONES responsible for upholding transparency and vigilance in the critical democratic exercise that is the elections,” […]

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Give up your haciendas, Aquino, Roxas told

February 12, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, GUEST CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP), ON THURSDAY CHALLENGED LIBERAL PARTY (LP) STANDARD-BEARER SEN. BENIGNO “NOYNOY” AQUINO III AND HIS RUNNING MATE, SEN. MAR ROXAS, TO DISTRIBUTE THE HACIENDAS OWNED BY THEIR WEALTHY FAMILIES TO THEIR TENANTS NOW.
Legarda was reacting to Aquino’s promise to distribute Hacienda Luisita, his family’s 6,419-hectare sugar estate in Tarlac, to its tenants in five years.
“What do you mean feed the poor five years from now? They […]

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Manny-Loren Tandem: We Are for Good Governance

February 12, 2010

CAVITENOS WARMLY WELCOMED NACIONALISTA PARTY STANDARD BEARERS PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR AND VICE-PRESIDENT LOREN LEGARDA AS THEY SCOURED FOUR TOWNS OF CAVITE AND SPOKE TO VARIOUS GROUPS INCLUDING THE YOUTH, STUDENTS, SENIOR CITIZENS, THE CLERGY, LOCAL FARMERS, HEALTH WORKERS AND TEACHERS.
Loren expressed her commitment and confidence that their team-up’s campaign and platform of governance is based on the core Filipino values of competence, experience and transparency. She stressed that these core values are what will drive their programs for public […]

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Palace urged to sign measure to exempt seniors from VAT

February 12, 2010

TANZA, CAVITE, PHILIPPINES—NATIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ON FRIDAY URGED MALACAÑANG TO SIGN THE EXPANDED SENIORS’ CITIZEN ACT, SAYING GOVERNMENT SHOULD GIVE IMPORTANCE TO SOCIAL SERVICES AS MUCH AS IT PRIORITIZES TAX REVENUES.
“What’s the P1.6 billion that (government) would lose (with the bill) compared to what we’ve been losing to corruption,” Legarda told reporters following a campaign rally of the Nacionalista Party here. “Tingnan din natin ang social services,” she added.
The proposed law aims to […]

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Loren: Include Text, Email in Sexual Harassment Law