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 […]

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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‚Äôs lives shall […]

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What to do with the budget

December 5, 2009

Vice – 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 […]

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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 […]

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