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Congratulations to the Winners of May 2010 Elections

I sincerely congratulate my winning colleagues in the race, Noynoy Aquino and Jejomar Binay. I wish them all the best in the difficult road ahead for our country. May their leadership usher in a new era of less poverty, stable economic growth, peace and environmental security. Now is the time to put strained relationships and political disunities spawned during the electoral campaign behind us. Let us work together in cooperation and in constructive engagement to build a better nation. I’

May 11, 2010
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7th Provincial Convention – Liga Ng Mga Barangay Pangasinan

March 16, 2010

Sabi nila, kung gusto mo raw maramdaman ang tunay na pulso ng bayan, kausapin mo ang mga barangay chairman at barangay officials. Sila kasi ang laging nasa harap ng masang Pilipino, nakaririnig ng kanilang hinaing at gumagawa ng paraan para masolusyunan ang mga problema sa abot ng kanilang makakaya.
Sa aking pagiikot sa bansa bago ko pa man ideklara ang aking kandidatura, marami akong natutunan sa kanila. Sabi ko nga sa sarili ko, baka lang nakalilimutan ng ilan, na ang […]


Loren welcomes Manny Pacquiao

December 21, 2009

Manny Pacquiao always fights for flag and country whenever he steps inside the square boxing ring, proving to the whole world that we Filipinos can excel in our chosen fields because we are disciplined, skilled and motivated.
He is a well-grounded young man who, while always thanking God for His blessings, has never forgotten to share them with our less-fortunate countrymen.
During the typhoons that ravaged Metro Manila, Manny took a break from his frenetic training for a very important […]


Parliamentary Meeting: Politics of Climate Change Legislation

December 15, 2009

My fellow parliamentarians,
I am pleased and honored to speak before you in this landmark conference on the greatest challenge humanity faces today. Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities.
In different parts of the world, like in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region, climate change has already ushered unprecedented disasters, among the more recent was the flooding in the Philippine capital last September, whose impact on people’s lives shall […]


What to do with the budget

Vice –

December 5, 2009
Chairperson, Sub-Committee D
Committee on Finance
Mr. President, as Vice-Chairperson for Senate Finance Sub-committee D, I have the honor and privilege to co-sponsor and report for the consideration of this august chamber, the proposed budget of the departments and agencies within the coverage of the sub-committee. These are the Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Health, the Office of Muslim Affairs, and the National Youth Commission.
The 1.54-trillion budget for next year was [...]


Ceremonial Lighting of the Tree of Hope

December 4, 2009

Una sa lahat, nais ko kayong batiing lahat ng Magandang Gabi.
Isang malaking karangalan ang maimbita sa okasyong ito.
Masaya ako at napili ninyo akong maging kasama sa gabing ito para buksan ang Tree of Hope ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela.
Alam ko na ito ay naging tradisyon niyo tuwing sasapit ang pasko.
Noong 2004 ay inilawan ninyo ang Tree of Hope para sa mga taga ng Kasarival at Harv na naakpektuhan ng Northrail project.
Binuksan ulit ninyo ang Tree of […]


Manila Overseas Press Club forum

November 26, 2009

Good evening. As always, I am happy to be in the company of the press, having spent some of the most fulfilling and exciting years of my life in the media.
I am one with the Manila Overseas Press Club in the belief that journalism can become an instrument of social change and good government, and of promoting democratic principles, international understanding and national welfare. I would like to commend the MOPC for carrying on the legacy of freedom of […]


Greening of the Philippines: Issues and Concerns

November 17, 2009

9th Philippine Society for the Study of Nature
I think we all agree that after Ondoy and Pepeng, Filipinos are not the same anymore. The people are more than ever conscious of the impact of climate change. We all have our own stories from our families, if not from our own experience with Ondoy or Pepeng. The lesson is simple. If we do not do protect the environment, our lives will just get harder and harder as weather conditions get […]


Official Announcement as Vice-Presidential Candidate

Today, I officially declare my candidacy as vice president in the May 2010 elections.
I am running in tandem with Nacionalista Party’

November 17, 2009
s Sen. Manny Villar as the presidential standard-bearer.
While I remain a loyal member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition and I thank them for their solid and generous support, I have decided to team up with Manny Villar and the Nacionalista Party because we share many things in common.
We share the same vision of a nation where there [...]


National Immunization Conference

November 12, 2009

I am honored to be with you once again. I had several occasions before to express my gratitude to our country’s leading doctors, nurses, paramedical workers, private and public health officials, NGOs, media and other health workers for you are the ones in the forefront in defending our people against sicknesses and death.
Preventive rather than curative: that has always been my preference when we speak about health. And I am glad that the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination, a leading […]