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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 […]

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Loren stresses need for climate change deal in Copenhagen meet

December 5, 2009

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID TODAY THAT THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN COPENHAGEN FROM DECEMBER 7 TO 18 PRESENTS A UNIQUE HISTORICAL OPPORTUNITY FOR NATIONS TO STEP UP INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE ACTIONS ON THE SINGLE BIGGEST THREAT TO MANKIND – CLIMATE CHANGE.
The chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change who will heading the Philippine Congress delegation in the conference, Loren pointed out that the Copenhagen meet “may well be the last chance for nations […]

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Congress must review PGMA martial law at once

December 5, 2009

SEN LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY ASKED THE QUESTION, CALLING ON HER COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE TO RESUME SESSION ON MONDAY TO REVIEW THE DECISION AND THE BASIS OF HER DECLARATION.
While she recognizes the President’s power to declare Martial law, Loren said Ms. Arroyo has to submit a report to Congress within 24 hours and Congress has to convene and review it within 48 hours.
While she condemned the massacre and called for an end to warlordism, and the criminal prosecution […]