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Loren: Include Text, Email in Sexual Harassment Law

February 11, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES–SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS CALLED FOR A BROADER SCOPE OF THE CURRENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW TO INCLUDE MORE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION IN ITS MANDATE. IN A MEETING WITH WOMEN AND YOUTH GROUPS IN ILOILO THIS WEEK, SHE STRESSED THE NEED TO BE MORE CAREFUL AND VIGILANT OF DAILY INTERACTIONS THAT COULD CONSTITUTE SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
The Sexual Harassment Law (RA-7877), enacted in 1995, provides a comprehensive policy and legal framework that PENALIZES perpetrators of said crime. Since its enactment, there […]

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Loren Defends Her Man, Lauds Villar’s Vision for RP

February 11, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES– BEFORE MEMBERS OF THE MAKATI BUSINESS CLUB, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA REAFFIRMED HER COMMITMENT TO THE COUNTRY’S TRADE, AGRICULTURE, HEALTH AND EDUCATION SECTORS, SAYING THAT THESE ADVOCACIES ARE CONSISTENT WITH RUNNING MATE MANNY VILLAR’S PLATFORM OF GOVERNANCE.
Loren said, “We both believe in the same solutions to the problems hounding our country, and we have the same commitment to poverty alleviation, improving health and education, creating more jobs, pushing for more trade and investment, and mitigating the threats of […]

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Loren Helps Farmers, Fisherfolk Amidst El Nino

February 11, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES–SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIRPERSON OF SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD, INSTRUCTS THE CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES ON AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES MODERNIZATION (COCAFM) TO CHECK THE PLIGHT OF FARMERS AND FISHERFOLK AMIDST EL NINO AND RISING PRICES OF COMMODITIES.
“These days people are very busy campaigning and I want to be sure whether the needs of the farmers and fisherfolk are attended to because we cannot allow the producers of our food to go hungry. What […]

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Loren Dares Critics: Fight on Level of Platform, Accomplishments

February 11, 2010

VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY DARED HER CRITICS AND THOSE OF RUNNING MATE MANNY VILLAR TO RUN A CAMPAIGN BASED ON PLATFORM AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS INSTEAD OF BLACK PROPAGANDA THRU SMS, ONLINE BLOGS AND WEBSITES.
“I will defend my presidential running mate. I know Manny Villar’s politics. Ours is an advocacy to end poverty and hunger. Other candidates could be shaking in their seats and spreading negative – and mostly false – remarks about Senator Villar. I challenge them to […]

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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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