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March 19, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA GOES ON A DAY-LONG CAMPAIGN WITH OTHER NP CANDIDATES IN TARLAC ON SATURDAY (MARCH 20).
Highlighting the campaign is a lunch press conference at the residence of Sherwin Rigor, NP candidate for mayor of Tarlac City and an afternoon caucus with other NP candidates at the house of John Antonio, NP candidate for mayor of Sta. Ignacia.
In between those two events, Legarda will go on market tours in Concepcion, La Paz, and Tarlac […]

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Get to polling precincts early, Legarda urges voters

March 19, 2010

“IF YOU DON’T WANT TO WASTE YOUR VOTE, GET TO THE POLLING PRECINCTS EARLY SO THAT EVERYONE HAS ENOUGH TIME TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS,” NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON THURSDAY.
Legarda was reacting to a computer simulation study made by Kontra Daya, a multisectoral watchdog, that half of voters at every clustered precinct might not be able to vote in the May 10 polls for lack of time.
According to the study, polling personnel, despite computerization, might […]

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Legarda alarmed at Comelec revelation of 700,000 double registrants

March 18, 2010

“IT’S ALARMING AND ALL HONEST CANDIDATES SHOULD BE CONCERNED,” NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON WEDNESDAY ON THE RECENT COMELEC REVELATION THAT AROUND 700.000 VOTERS IN ITS NATIONAL LIST WERE DOUBLE REGISTRANTS.
“The PPCRV (Philippine Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting) was right after all: This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Legarda said. “It’s ironic that our first modern election could be ruined by such ancient tactics as flying voters and padded voters’ list. ”
She was […]

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Legarda calls for immediate creation of IRR for Expanded Senior Citizen’s Law

March 18, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY MET WITH THE LUZON SENIOR CITIZENS GROUP AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO BECOME INVOLVED IN CRAFTING THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATION (IRR) OF THE RECENTLY PASSED EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZEN LAW.
Legarda, who principally authored and ushered into passage in the Senate along with Sen. Pia Cayetano’s Committee on Social Justice, said “This law is my tribute to Filipino senior citizens who have been and continue to be part of building our nation. It […]

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‘I will keep questioning if Roxas is fit to be VP’ – Legarda

March 18, 2010

“THE LIBERAL PARTY CAMP IS RIGHT IN ITS PREDICTION: I WILL KEEP CRITICIZING MAR ROXAS, EVEN AS ELECTION DAY DRAWS NEARER, FOR FEAR THAT HE WILL FOOL VOTERS IN CHOOSING THE WRONG CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT,” NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON TUESDAY AS SHE HEADED FOR PAMPANGA.
Legarda was reacting to statements from her opponents that her criticism of Roxas was prompted by her lower ranking in the surveys.
“Yes, I want to win. Have you heard […]

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‘Aim for entrepreneurship rather than employment’ – Legarda to graduating students

March 17, 2010

COLLEGE STUDENTS MIGHT DO BETTER AFTER WALKING OFF THE STAGE WITH THEIR DIPLOMAS IF THEY WOULD CONSIDER AIMING FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTEAD OF EMPLOYMENT, NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON TUSEDAY.
“It’s always sobering to think that you graduate only to join the ranks of the unemployed. That’s why I decided to get part-time jobs even while in school,” Legarda said, recalling her years at the UP Institute of Mass Communication.
Legarda issued the statement in reaction to a […]

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Legarda encouraged by Danding Cojuangco, NPC support

March 17, 2010

“IT’S VERY REASSURING AND ENCOURAGING TO HEAR THAT DANDING COJUANGCO HAS AFFIRMED HIS AND THE PARTY’S SUPPORT FOR ME,” NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON WEDNESDAY, A DAY AFTER HEARING THE NEWS.
In a story titled “Danding Cojuangco affirms support for Legarda,” Inquirer.net quoted Rep. Mark Cojuangco, son of the NPC founder, as saying: “We may not have a presidential aspirant in these elections, but the NPC has not wavered in its commitment to support Senator Legarda.”
“I […]

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‘To ignore climate change is to neglect the poor’ – Legarda

March 17, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CHALLENGED ALL CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR NATIONAL POSITIONS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE, “AN ISSUE THAT IS NO LONGER THE ABSTRACT, UNINTELLIGIBLE CONCEPT THAT IT WAS BEFORE. CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL. YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE DAILY STRUGGLES OF THE POOR TODAY.”
Legarda, the only candidate carrying environmental issues in her national campaign, cited the plight of farmers against El Nino, hunger, poverty, and the spread of disease as “everyday effects of climate change”.

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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 […]

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Loren to Include 46,000 Barangay Technicians in Farmers’ Extension Bill to Lead Rainwater Harvesting and Help in Agroforestry

March 16, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, SENATE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON YESTERDAY SAID SHE WILL INCLUDE IN THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES EXTENSION SYSTEM BILL OR R.A. 3100 THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE BARANGAY TECHNICIANS AS PART OF THE EXTENSION SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURE.
Legarda has been working on the said bill in the Senate and the Congressional Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries (COCAFM), a joint legislative body which she also chairs is conducting its review on the extension system to further improve […]

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