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Muslims, Christians, Rally Behind Loren In Pangasinan

February 28, 2010

MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS CONVERGED INTO A CHEERING CROWD OF ABOUT 4,000 IN POZORRUBIO IN PANGASINAN ON SATURDAY TO WELCOME NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION (NPC), NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP) AND LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO (LDP) VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA, ALONG WITH RUNNING-MATE MANNY VILLAR AND THE SENATORIAL BETS OF THE NACIONALISTA PARTY.
“This is really very encouraging,” Legarda said. “As you know, uniting Muslims and Christians, particularly in battle-scarred Mindanao has always been part of my dream.”
For the past decade, Pozorrubio […]

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Loren: Monitor Water Situation VS Fishkill

February 28, 2010

VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET FOR NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION (NPC), NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP) AND LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO (LDP) LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RAISED THE ALARM FOR GOVERNMENT’S LOCAL FISHERIES UNITS TO MONITOR THE WATER SITUATION AGAINST FISHKILL WHICH HAS ALREADY HIT IFUGAO AND ISABELA.
She also warned against possible red tide in Pangasinan, which she visits today in a campaign sortie.
The towns of Bolinao, Anda and Sual are Pangasinan’s leading bangus (milkfish) producers, supplying 60 percent of demand in Metro Manila. […]

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Loren Appeals to Agri-Fishery Bureaucracy: “Expedite Fund Release for El Nino-Related Activities”

February 28, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA) AND THE BUREAU OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES (BFAR) TO IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT MEASURES, INCLUDING THE RELEASE OF FUNDS, TO MINIMIZE THE DAMAGE OF THE EL NINO PHENOMENON TO THE FISHERY SECTOR.
Loren sounded the call as she was alarmed by the report of fish kills and red tide cases in some provinces of the country which would surely affect the livelihood and income of the country’ fisherfolk particularly the small fishermen […]

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Loren: Are We Prepared for a Tsunami?

February 28, 2010

FOLLOWING THE 8.8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE THAT STRUCK IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND DEVASTATED CHILE, VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET FOR NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION (NPC), NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP) AND LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO (LDP) LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON GOVERNMENT TO MOBILIZE LOCAL CONTINGENCY EFFORTS AND PREPARE FOR ANY POSSIBILITY OF A TSUNAMI.
“Although there is no evacuation order yet, we should be prepared to evacuate those in low-lying areas to higher ground. We should get people off the coastal areas. Being prepared […]

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Loren Lauds RP’s New Doctors

February 27, 2010

WITH THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION’S (PRC) ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY OF THE MEDICAL BOARD RESULT, NACIONALISTA VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA COMMENDED THE 621 DOCTORS WHO PASSED THE PHYSICIAN LICENSURE EXAMINATION AND URGED THEM SERVE THE PHILIPPINE HEALTH SECTOR.
Lamenting the unabated migration of Filipino health workers and the lack of quality healthcare especially in the grassroots, Loren said that unless doctors and nurses are provided with competitive remunerations and more humane working conditions in the Philippines, we are at risk of […]

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Loren Pledges Support to Indigenous Peoples Party List

February 27, 2010

NPC-NP-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA PLEDGED HER SUPPORT TO THE ADVOCACY OF KATRIBU, AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ PARTY LIST FOUNDED BY 25 GRASSROOTS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ ORGANIZATIONS FROM LUZON, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO THAT CHAMPIONS THE ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE AND RIGHTS OF IPS TO ANCESTRAL LANDS.
“The ideals of Katribu Party List fit well with my platform of promoting genuine participation and representation of indigenous peoples’ at all levels of government decision making. To me, this is an essential element to nation building,” […]

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Loren overwhelmed by rousing reception in Pangasinan

February 27, 2010

VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA, DESPITE HER CONSISTENTLY HIGH BATTING AVERAGE IN PAST ELECTIONS, WAS STILL OVERWHELMED BY THE ROUSING WELCOME SHE AND THE REST OF THE NACIONALISTA PARTY BETS GOT IN ROSALES, PANGASINAN, ON SATURDAY MORNING.
On landing at the local airfield, Legarda was welcomed by swarms of children who chanted, “Loren, Loren, Loren!”
Thousands of Pangasinan residents, a lot of them women and children, ignored the midday El Nino heat to shake hands, kiss, and even just get […]

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Planning and Education a Must to Avert El Nino—Loren

February 27, 2010

VISITING PANGASINAN IN ONE OF HER CAMPAIGN SORTIES, NPC-NP-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA CALLED FOR A DECADE-LONG PLANNING AND MASSIVE EDUCATION DRIVE TO ALLOW THE COUNTRY TO COPE WITH THE SEASONAL EL NINO CRISIS.
“Government policies on El Nino should not just be reactionary. We have to think long term in addressing environmental and climate CHANGE issues,” she said.
The prolonged dry spell in Northern Luzon has already lowered the production of rice, corn and vegetables.
“Changes in temperature, […]

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Planning and Education a Must to Avert El Nino—Loren

February 27, 2010

VISITING PANGASINAN IN ONE OF HER CAMPAIGN SORTIES, NPC-NP-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA CALLED FOR A DECADE-LONG PLANNING AND MASSIVE EDUCATION DRIVE TO ALLOW THE COUNTRY TO COPE WITH THE SEASONAL EL NINO CRISIS.
“Government policies on El Nino should not just be reactionary. We have to think long term in addressing environmental and climate CHANGE issues,” she said.
The prolonged dry spell in Northern Luzon has already lowered the production of rice, corn and vegetables.
“Changes in temperature, […]

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Loren urges AFP to let Querubin campaign out of jail

February 26, 2010

NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA REITERATED HER CALL FOR THE MILITARY TOP BRASS TO TEMPORARILY FREE ARIEL QUERUBIN, A RETIRED MARINE COLONEL FACING MUTINY CHARGES – UNDER HER RECOGNIZANCE IF NECESSARY.
Querubin would not flee OR stage a coup d’etat, she told reporters shortly after visiting the bemedalled officer in his detention quarters in Camp Aguinaldo.
With Legarda were running-mate Manny Villar and senatorial bet Pia Cayetano and Querubin’s family, including 23-year-old son Martin, who has been standing […]

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