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Loren lauds Filipina boxers’ efforts in Laos

December 15, 2009

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED ELATION OVER THE PROMISING START BY THREE FILIPINA BOXERS IN THE 25TH SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES IN LAOS, SAYING “IT WAS A MANIFESTATION OF RP WOMEN’S VAST POTENTIAL IN THE SPORT THAT’S USUALLY RESERVED FOR MALE ATHLETES.”
While the victories by Alice Kate Aparri, Josie Gabuco and Annie Albania were still in preliminary stage of boxing competition in Laos, Loren nonetheless called their performance a feat already, as well as that of the fourth Filipina in […]

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Loren: “Adapt or die” in climate change

December 15, 2009

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA, NP-NPC VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, YESTERDAY URGED FILIPINOS TO UNDERTAKE RESPONSES OR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE, AS GOVERNMENT LEADERS GATHER AT COPENHAGEN.
Loren said that the world, especially developing countries like the Philippines, must “adapt or die” in responding to climate change.
In relation to the Philippines, Loren, who is noted as a champion of environmental protection, described the two main threats facing the Philippines as a result of climate change. These are “extreme weather events” and the […]

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Legarda welcomes Makabayan endorsement

December 14, 2009

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA WELCOMED TODAY THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE VILLAR-LEGARDA TICKET BY MAKABAYAN, THE COALITION OF MAINSTREAM PROGRESSIVE GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY.
Legarda, the vice presidential candidate of the Nationalist People’s Coalition who is running in tandem with Sen. Manny Villar, standard bearer of the Nacionalista Party, said she is “happy and proud” to accept Makabayan’s endorsement, as this would enhance the party’s chances in the coming national election.
The senator pointed out that this is the first time that […]

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Loren get’s NPC blessing

December 14, 2009

Senator Loren B. Legarda received the full support of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) party members, who proclaimed her last night (Dec. 14) as their vice presidential candidate in the 2010 elections. Shown raising Loren’s arms are (from left) Frisco San Juan (NPC President), Rep. Jack Duavit (NPC secretary general) and Rep. Mark Cojuangco.

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Cooperative law’s IRR under review – Loren

December 11, 2009

PILI, CAMARINES SUR – SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA REVEALED TODAY THAT THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS (IRR) OF THE PHILIPPINE COOPERATIVE CODE OF 2008 (RA 9520) IS NOW BEING REVIEWED TO “FURTHER HELP COOPERATIVES IN THE COUNTRY PROVIDE BETTER SERVICES TO THEIR MEMBERS.”
Loren, chair of the Senate Committee on Cooperatives, issued the statement during the 9th general assembly of the Camarines Sur Teachers and Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Castemupco).
“The review also aims to encourage the proliferation of cooperatives possibly through […]

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RP must adapt to climate change, says Loren

December 6, 2009

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA STRESSED TODAY THE PHILIPPINES MUST ADAPT IN THE FACE OF AN “ALL TOO-REAL” CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS AS SHE PREPARED TO LEAD THE PHILIPPINE CONGRESS DELEGATION TO THE DEC. 7-18 UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
“With the Climate Change Act finally signed into law, hopes are high that climate change adaptation is elevated into the top rank of government priority,” said Loren.
Loren pointed out that the Philippine emission of 0.2 percent is […]