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OFW inflows up 8.5% to $1.372 billion in January

March 16, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES–MONEY SENT HOME BY OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) SURGED BY 8.5 PERCENT TO $1.372 BILLION IN JANUARY OR $107 MILLION MORE THAN THE $1.265 BILLION SENT HOME IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS (BSP) REPORTED YESTERDAY.
BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. said that remittances from sea-based workers jumped by 18.1 percent while that from land-based workers went up by 6.3 percent.
He said the bulk, or 81.1 percent, of the total inflows in […]

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Loren Addresses Agri, Climate Change And Health Issues

March 15, 2010

CAMPAIGNING YESTERDAY IN CABANATUAN, NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA CALLED FOR EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION IN THE AGRICULTURE, CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE, ALL OF WHICH SHE CHAIRS, IN ORDER TO ADDRESS FOOD SECURITY AND HEALTH ISSUES.
Legarda seeks to put an end to the heavy importation of rice and vegetables, which kills the local farming industry and causes local food prices to spike.
“Massive importation of rice and vegetables not only kills the local farming industry but […]

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Monitor P10-B Calamity Fund Against Political, Campaign Use – Loren

March 15, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR STRICT MONITORING OF THE P10 BILLION CALAMITY FUND, WARMING AGAINST ITS USE FOR POLITICAL AND CAMPAIGN PURPOSES.
Legarda called on the Senate to exercise its oversight function in monitoring the calamity funds.
“Ang pondong ito ay para sa Mindanao at iba pang parte ng bansa na lubhang nasalanta ng kakulangan ng kuryente at El Nino. Huwag natin ipagkait sa tao at huwag natin i-divert for political operations. We should keep a […]

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Public-Private Partnership a Must to Win Battle vs. Climate Change – Loren

March 15, 2010

THE PRIVATE SECTOR MUST BECOME GOVERNMENT’S PARTNER IN FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE, INCLUDING THE DISASTERS THAT IT BRINGS SUCH AS THE TYPHOON ONDOY AND PEPENG FLOODS OF 2009. IT SHOULD COLLABORATE WITH GOVERNMENT IN ORDER TO PUT IN PLACE MEASURES TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE NATURAL FORCES.
NP-NPC-LDP vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda stressed this point in her speech before the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), scientists, urban planners, members of the diplomatic corps, LGUs, and […]

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Free Medicines for the Poor

March 14, 2010

A VILLAR-LEGARDA ADMINISTRATION WILL MAKE POSSIBLE NOT JUST CHEAP BUT FREE MEDICINES FOR THE POOR. NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA ANNOUNCED THIS ADVOCACY WHILE CAMPAIGNING THIS WEEKEND IN SAMAR AND LEYTE.
Legarda said she was swamped by complaints that prices of medicines, including the essential life-saving items, remain high despite the passage of Cheaper Medicine Act (RA 9502).
“Medicines are still expensive despite the Cheaper Medicine Act, which is another vice presidential candidate’s battle cry – although essentially fake. […]

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Protect Women OFWs, Implement Anti-Trafficking Law–Loren

March 14, 2010

THE ONLY FEMALE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, NP-NPC-LDP BET LOREN LEGARDA, CALLED ON GOVERNMENT TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING, URGING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SEVEN-YEAR LAW SHE AUTHORED.
“This should no longer be a silent issue. Too many women and minors have been deceived by traffickers posing as legitimate recruiters. They are duped about the true nature of the work and are exploited in slavery-like conditions. They are recruited with promises of decent and high-paying jobs in foreign countries only to find […]

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Loren Dares Roxas to Debate

March 14, 2010

“IF MAR ROXAS WANTS TO PROVE THAT HE’S MORE FIT THAN I AM TO BE VICE PRESIDENT, HE SHOULD BE READY TO DEBATE WITH ME ON ISSUES,” NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON SATURDAY DURING A BREAK DURING HER CAMPAIGN SORTIES IN NOTHERN SAMAR.
Legarda issued the challenge on learning from her staff and supporters of the relentless spread of black propaganda text messages against her.
“It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book,” she said. “Making […]

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Legarda Congratulates Pacman for Win

March 14, 2010

“MANNY HAS ONCE AGAIN MADE US PROUD. MORE IMPORTANTLY, HE HAS SHOWN US WHAT GOOD OLD-FASHIONED HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION CAN ACHIEVE.
“I’m very happy for him. He makes me proud to be Pinoy, and even prouder that he is with us in the campaign.
“He has been an inspiration not only to his fellow athletes but to all of us Filipinos. He is living proof that all the disadvantages we are given in life need not be obstacles to […]

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Legarda: Implement Absolute Gun Ban to Curb Election Violence

March 13, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA CALLED FOR STRICTER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ABSOLUTE GUN BAN IN ORDER TO CURB ELECTION-RELATED VIOLENCE.
Reacting to a report that 2010 will be the most violent election ever, Legarda said “Nakakabahala ito. We should revisit the procedures and plug loopholes for gun ownership in the country. Only with stricter implementation of the absolute gun ban will we end election violence in the country.”
Legarda also said government should study very closely the practice of […]

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Knock Out Clottey–Legarda to Pacquiao

March 13, 2010

“LIKE MANY PINOYS, I AM EXTREMELY CONFIDENT THAT MANNY PACQUIAO, GIVEN HIS STERLING RECORD, WOULD WIN HIS BOUT WITH JOSHUA CLOTTEY,” NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON FRIDAY, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT IN TEXAS.
“He has done a lot for the country by inspiring all of us and making us proud. I wish him all the best. Knock him out, Manny.”

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