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Legarda vows support for corn farmers

March 24, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA VOWS TO SUPPORT CORN FARMERS AS THEY SUSTAIN THE GREATEST INJURY FROM THE PROLONGED DRY SPELL CAUSED BY THE EL NINO PHENOMENON. LOREN URGED FARMERS’ ORGANIZATIONS TO BE VIGILANT IN MONITORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EMERGENCY MEASURES UNDERTAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. THE FUNDS SHOULD BE PRIORITIZED TO ADDRESS THE MOST URGENT NEEDS LIKE SHALLOW TUBE WELLS, IRRIGATION PUMPS AND FUEL TO THE HARDEST HIT AREAS. FUNDS SHOULD ALSO BE ALLOCATED TO HELP FARMERS […]

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Legarda chides Roxas for belittling climate change impact to RP

March 24, 2010

THE PHILIPPINES IS ONE OF THE MOST VULNERABLE COUNTRIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE. THIS IS ACCORDING TO MULTILATERAL ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE MANILA-BASED ADB, WORLD BANK AND EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT WILLING TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO ASSIST THE COUNTRY IN ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
NP-NPC-LDP vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda stressed this today, contending that Senator Roxas missed the point when he said that climate change is not an issue since the Philippines account for less than 1 percent […]

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Legarda To Mar: Prove Your Pro-Poor Agenda

March 23, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY CHALLENGED RIVAL MAR ROXAS TO PROVE HIS “PRO-POOR” AGENDA AND SHOW CONCRETE PROGRAMS OF POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND IMPROVED SOCIAL SERVICES.
She said Roxas has aggravated the struggle of poor Filipinos in the Cheaper Medicines Act that actually provides for “parallel importation” and selective decrease in the price of medicines. She also contested Roxas’ image as Mr. Palengke, saying the former Trade Secretary has not done much to keep the prices of basic market commodities […]

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Legarda: Monitor Campaign Ad Spending

March 23, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR A CLOSE MONITORING OF ALL CANDIDATES’ CAMPAIGN AD SPENDING, VOWING HERSELF TO STAY WITHIN THE ALLOWED AD BUYS.
“That’s the most responsible thing to do – for candidates to discipline themselves in the campaign spending. That’s the only way we can level the playing field for all,” she said.
Legarda, however, questioned rival Mar Roxas’ campaign ad spending which has already risen to P1.3 billion, according to the Nielsen media monitoring.

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Roxas evasive on Rizal land issue – Legarda

March 22, 2010

“MAR ROXAS TRIED TO SIDESTEP THE AGRARIAN REFORM ISSUE AGAINST HIM AND IS SEEKING COVER BEHIND LEGAL TECHNICALITIES,” NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID SHORTLY AFTER PARTICIPATING IN THE HARAPAN: THE ABS-CBN VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON SUNDAY.
Legarda was referring to a pending Supreme Court case filed by the Department of Agrarian Reform against the estate of J. Amado Araneta. Roxas is a member of the Araneta family.
The Aranetas are trying to get 1,645 hectares of land in […]

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Snub of town mayor may cost Aquino-Roxas votes in Tarlac–Legarda

March 21, 2010

SNUBBING A TARLAC MAYOR MAY YET PROVE COSTLY FOR NOYNOY AQUINO AND MAR ROXAS IN THEIR BID TO GET THE PRESIDENCY AND VICE PRESIDENCY, RESPECTIVELY, ACCORDING TO NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA.
On Saturday, the snubbed mayor, Noel Villanueva of Concepcion, hometown of Ninoy Aquino, announced his endorsement of the Villar-Legarda tandem, after which Tarlac Ciy mayoralty candidate Sherwin Rigor announced his own endorsement for the NP team.
The Villanueva and Rigor endorsements, along with those of 200 NP […]

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Legarda: I’m Not a Half-Hearted VP

March 20, 2010

IN A BRIEFING WITH MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ON HER TARLAC SORTIE THIS WEEK, NP-NPC-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA REITERATED HER COMMITMENT TO HER VICE PRESIDENCY BID, SAYING THAT “IT WAS NEVER A SECOND CHOICE FOR ME”.
“Si Mar, kung hindi tumakbo si Noynoy sa pagka-pangulo, yan sana ang ambisyon nya. Nagparaya lamang sya dahil alam nyang si Noynoy ang pipiliin ng partido nila para suportahan. Kaya he settled for the vice-presidency, something he wasn’t even sure of and until […]

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Mobilize Gov’t Resources to Alleviate Poverty–Legarda

March 20, 2010

THERE IS A NEED FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO MOBILIZE ITS RESOURCES TO MAXIMIZE THE PRODUCTION CAPABILITY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERY SECTOR IN ORDER TO HASTEN COUNTRYSIDE DEVELOPMENT AND REDUCE THE COUNTRY’S POVERTY INCIDENCE PARTICULARLY IN THE RURAL AREAS, ACCORDING TO NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA.
“We have to alleviate rural poverty as the rural poor ratio is still two thirds of the country’s poor. And to achieve this goal, the government must ensure the rational allocation of resources […]

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Revive L.O.R.E.N. In All Barangays

March 19, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SOUGHT THE HELP OF BARANGAY OFFICIALS TO IMPLEMENT HER PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, THE ENVIRONMENT, EDUCATION, LIVELIHOOD AND PEACE AND ORDER.
Speaking to over 1,500 barangay captains and members of the Liga ng mga Barangay in Pangasinan, she called for “Law and Order, Rights of Women and Children, Environment, Education, Employment and Nationalism” (LOREN) in all barangays, stressing the importance of empowerment at the grassroots level.
“Sa mga barangay maguumpisa ang pag-unlad ng lipunan, kaya dapat […]

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Legarda Asks: What is Mar’s Position on Luisita Redistribution?

March 19, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA SOUGHT RIVAL MAR ROXAS’ POSITION ON THE REDISTRIBUTION OF HACIENDA LUISITA, IN ACCORDANCE TO THE 20-YEAR OLD AGRARIAN REFORM LAW AND IN RESPONSE TO FARMERS’ PLEA FOR LAND DISTRIBUTION.
“Up to now, Mar keeps dilly-dallying and has yet to define his stand on the issue. They should not make promises to redistribute their lands for the mere purpose of campaigning. How can you prove that you are pro-poor if you cannot even show transparency […]

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