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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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Respect one another, Loren tells sports officials

January 27, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY CALLED ON LEADERS OF BOTH THE PHILIPPINE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND THE PHILIPPINE SPORTS COMMISSION TO STOP SQUABLING TO AVOID BEING SUSPENDED AGAIN BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE FROM PARTICIPATING IN WORLD OLYMPIC GAMES.
Loren was reacting to the statements attributed to Francisco Elizalde, the IOC representative to the Philippines, who said that the world’s highest governing body in sports has already heard about the fear of PSC intervention on POC affairs.
Loren, who is running for […]

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Loren bares agenda for peace in Mindanao

January 27, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA, NPC AND NP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PUSHED TUESDAY COMMON UNDERSTANDING, HARMONY AND COOPERATION BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS IN BARING HER “AGENDA FOR PEACE AND PROGRESS” IN MINDANAO.
Loren said the agenda is based on the open letter sent by a group of Muslim scholars to Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 11, 2007, titled “A Common Word Between Us and You.”
The senator, an honorary Muslim princess, made the remarks before the Ulama summit held at the Waterfront […]

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Loren urges flexibility in ‘no permit, no exam’ policy for students

January 27, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY HAILED THE RECENT ISSUANCE BY THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CHED) OF A MEMORANDUM URGING BOTH PRIVATE AND LOCAL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE IN IMPLEMENTING THE ‘NO PERMIT, NO EXAM’ POLICY FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT FULLY PAID THEIR TUITION FEES.
Loren said that given the country’s economic difficulties brought about by the global recession and the adverse effects of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng last year, “it is only proper and fitting […]

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Climate change threatens asian RP economies – Loren

January 26, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WARNED THAT UNLESS THE PHILIPPINES TAKES ACTION, CLIMATE CHANGE WOULD SEVERELY AFFECT THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY, CREATING MORE POVERTY AND DRASTICALLY LOWERING ITS PRODUCTIVITY.
In an address at the Asian Institute of Management here, Loren said that “If the Philippines will do nothing, climate related risks will create a 6 percent decline of our GDP (Gross Domestic Product) annually by 2010.”
Loren, the NP vice presidential candidate, cited a report of the Asian Development Bank, stating that […]

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Loren lauds Dinagyang festival

January 25, 2010

ILOILO CITY – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY HAILED ORGANIZERS OF THE DINAGYANG FESTIVAL IN ILOILO FOR MAKING THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION “A CELEBRATION OF THE FILIPINO SPIRIT AND A SHOWCASE OF FILIPINO PRIDE IN OUR OWN CULTURE.”
“Dinagyang is a major religious and cultural festival in the Visayas and has become a major tourism attraction, generating more visitors to Iloilo every year,” Loren said.
“With more tourist arrivals from this event, the province can generate more resources that it can use […]

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Loren seeks intensified watersheds protection

January 25, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA DEFENDED HERSELF YESTERDAY OVER CRITICISMS THAT SHE IS A POLITICAL TURNCOAT FOR SHIFTING LOYALTIES FROM ONE POLITICAL PARTY TO ANOTHER.
“Government must pursue urgent measures, including comprehensive watershed management, enhancement of irrigation efficiency, introduction of low water use crops and efficient farming practices, recycling of water and improvement of monitoring and forecasting systems for floods and droughts,” she said.
The country has 412 principal river basins in 119 proclaimed watersheds, a total of 99 […]

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Loren seeks inquiry into RP policies on El Niño phenomenon

January 25, 2010

TO AVERT A FOOD PRODUCTION CRISIS RESULTING FROM THE EL NIÑO WEATHER PHENOMENON, SEN. LOREN LEGARDA SUNDAY FILED A SENATE RESOLUTION FOR AN URGENT INQUIRY INTO THE POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT TO COUNTER EL NIÑO AND ENSURE FOOD SECURITY.
Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, filed the resolution as the weather bureau has announced that the El Niño phenomenon or prolonged drought has already hit the Philippines and may last for six months until May.
The […]

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Legarda seeks review of government’s El Niño policy

January 25, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA HAS FILED A SENATE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN URGENT INQUIRY INTO THE POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT TO COUNTER EL NIÑO AND ENSURE FOOD SECURITY.
Legarda, chairperson of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, filed the resolution as the weather bureau has announced that the El Niño phenomenon or prolonged drought has already hit the Philippines and may last for six months until May.
The Department of Agriculture has also warned that the prolonged […]

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