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El Shaddai leader invites Villar, Legarda to Hong Kong

February 11, 2010

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – BRO. MIKE VELARDE, THE CHARISMATIC LEADER OF THE EIGHT-MILLION-STRONG EL SHADDAI, HAS INVITED THE TANDEM OF SEN. MANUEL VILLAR JR. AND SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TO ATTEND THEIR HONG KONG CHAPTER’S ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEKEND.
It was Velarde who invited them to Hong Kong, Legarda said, adding that the three of them would be there from Feb. 13 to 14.
“Inimbitahan kami ni Brother Mike sa Hong Kong (Brother Mike invited us to Hong Kong),” Legarda told reporters […]

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Loren to Noynoy, Mar: Solve Hunger Now, Not Tomorrow, Not in 5 Years

February 10, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES–SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CHALLENGED THE AQUINO-ROXAS TANDEM TO END POVERTY AND HUNGER BY INSTITUTING GENUINE AGRARIAN REFORM NOW INSTEAD OF THEIR FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR LAND DISTRIBUTION.
“The hungry must be fed now. The landless must be given arable land now. Not tomorrow, not in five year’s time. If they’re saying that they’ll give out their lands in five years time, then they have no business running for national office now,” she said.
Loren dared contender for the vice […]

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Loren Wants Transparency In Tariff-Free Rice Importation

February 10, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY (NFA) TO STRICTLY OBSERVE BIDDING RULES AND TRANSPARENCY IN THE CONTROVERSIAL TARIFF-FREE RICE IMPORTATION PROGRAM BEING IMPLEMENTED BY THE AGENCY AMID COMPLAINTS OF ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES IN THE AWARDING OF PERMITS.
The program involves the tax-free importation of 200,000 metric tons of rice to be allocated to importers from Metro Manila (125,000 MT) and Cebu (75,000 MT). According to reports, this could involve 4 million bags of well-milled white rice worth P4 billion […]

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Mideast OFWs support Villar-Legarda tandem

February 3, 2010

THE TANDEM OF SENATOR MANNY VILLAR AND SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA OF NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP) HAS WON THE SUPPORT OF A GROUP OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
In a statement, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based Migrante-Middle East said that apart from the Villar-Legarda tandem, it is also supporting some senatorial candidates of NP who come from militant organizations such as Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and Gabriela Women’s Party-list Rep. Liza Maza.
“Ka Satur and Ka Liza are with […]

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Loren to Typhoon Victims: Not Too Late to Start Over

February 1, 2010

PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES—SPEAKING TO AN URBAN POOR COMMUNITY YESTERDAY, VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SHARED HER CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING SIMPLE, INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS TO AVOID FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
“Big things start with small initiatives. If we do our individual share in taking care of our immediate surroundings, we take one big step towards cleaning our barangays, cities – and eventually our entire country,” said Loren, who chairs the Senate Committee on Climate Change.
Talking to […]

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Loren to President, VP Hopefuls: Itaas ang Antas ng Kampanya

February 1, 2010

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES–SPEAKING TO MEDIA REPORTERS AT THIS WEEK’S PRESIDENTIAL FORUM SERIES OF THE MAKATI BUSINESS CLUB, LONE FEMALE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CHALLENGED HER RIVALS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL RACE TO LEAD A CLEAN, PLATFORM-BASED CAMPAIGN.
“We are in a fight against poverty, hunger, poor health and lack of education. They should not resort to below-the-belt personal attacks and petty issues,” said Loren, guest at the luncheon hosted by the Makati Business Club for running mate Manny Villar.
Responding […]

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Loren Challenges VP Aspirants to a Debate

February 1, 2010

THE ONLY FEMALE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS CHALLENGING FELLOW CONTENDERS TO A DEBATE SIMILAR TO THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES.
Senator Loren Legarda today said that while the presidentiables are given the chance to outline their plans for the country and express their opinions on current issues through debates organized by The Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS-CBN, the vice presidentiables have not been given such opportunity.
“As vice presidential candidate, I want to speak before the public and share my advocacies. The […]

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Loren to Attend El Shaddai Meeting in HK

February 1, 2010

A DAY BEFORE VALENTINE’S, VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA WILL ATTEND A GATHERING OF EL SHADDAI FOLLOWERS IN HONG KONG.
Loren, together with running mate Manny Villar, will speak to members of the charismatic movement tomorrow, February 13. The gathering will also be an opportunity for the presidential-vice presidential tandem to meet thousands of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong.
There are approximately 150,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong, most of whom are working as domestic helpers or workers in the […]

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Subject women in parricide cases to psychiatric treatment – Loren

January 29, 2010

WOMEN INVOLVED IN PARRICIDE CASES SHOULD BE FIRST TURNED OVER BY THE COURTS TO SOCIAL WELFARE AUTHORITIES AND SUBJECTED TO PSYCHIATRIC OR MENTAL HEALTH EXAMINATION BEFORE BEING THROWN TO JAIL. THIS WAS THE RECOMMENDATION OF SEN. LOREN LEGARDA WHEN ASKED TO REACT ON THE REPORT OF A MOTHER JUMPING INTO THE PASIG RIVER WITH HER TWO SMALL CHILDREN, WHO DROWNED.
Senator Legarda, who is running for vice president under the Nationalist Party and National People’s Coalition Party, blamed increasing hunger […]

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We must revive economy – Loren

January 29, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA, NP-NPC VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAID YESTERDAY “IT IS THE JOB OF THE NEXT GOVERNMENT TO REVIVE THE ECONOMY WHICH HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS “ASIA’S LAGGARD”.
Loren was referring to the article in the February 1 issue of the international US magazine, Newsweek, titled “Asia’s Laggard,” which said, “The world has been passing the Philippines by, literally.”
According to the article by Ruchir Sharma, “After growing at an average pace of 6 percent in the 1950s and 1960s, […]

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