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Court junks Morong 43’s habeas corpus plea

March 10, 2010

THE COURT OF APPEALS ON WEDNESDAY DENIED A PETITION TO ISSUE A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS FOR THE 43 HEALTH WORKERS ARRESTED BY GOVERNMENT SECURITY OFFICERS IN MORONG, RIZAL LAST FEBRUARY ON SUSPICION OF BEING COMMUNIST REBELS.
Voting 3-2, the five-member appelate court panel said it was leaving it to the regional trial court of Morong to decide whether the arrest of the 43 workers was illegal and arbitrary, according to a radio dzBB report.
In the 20-page decision, the […]

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Meralco rates up P1.83/kilowatthour

March 10, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES–CUSTOMERS OF MANILA ELECTRIC CO. (MERALCO) CAN EXPECT TO PAY P1.83 PER KILOWATTHOUR (KWH) MORE IN THEIR ELECTRIC BILLS THIS MONTH.
Meralco incurred a total generation cost of P15.9 billion for the supply month of February, translating to a generation charge of P6.76/kWh to its customers in their March 2010 bill.
Meralco has filed a petition before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) seeking to lower by 44.46 centavos the increase in the generation charge for the March billing, from […]

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Loren: Gender and Climate Change are Intertwined

March 9, 2010

THE PROBLEM OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS A CHALLENGE TO WOMANHOOD, SAID NP-NPC-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY AS THE COUNTRY JOINS THE CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
“Ang issue ng climate change at gender ay magkakabit. A starving mother carrying her ailing child is often the public face of famines and food shortages.Mothers are the ones who are pressed to produce food and water for the family during times of drought or disaster brought by climate change. Ang mga […]

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Loren Calls for Urgent Action on Maternal and Child Care

March 9, 2010

SPEAKING BEFORE WOMEN’S GROUPS ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, NP-NPC-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EMPHASIZED THE NEED FOR ACCESSIBLE MATERNAL AND CHILD CARE, ALARMED AT THE HIGH RATE OF MATERNAL DEATHS IN THE COUNTRY.
“In this day and age, it is plain injustice that women still die during childbirth. Women’s health should be part of the next administration’s priorities,” said Loren, the only woman vying for the VP seat.
Some 230 Filipino women die for every […]

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Women’s Livelihood a Must for RP Progress–Loren

March 9, 2010

ON WOMEN’S DAY, NP-NPC-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BRGY. KABUHAYAN LAW AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BY PROVIDING MORE ASSISTANCE TO MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM-SCALE ENTERPRISES (MSMES), WHICH WILL ADDRESS WOMEN UNEMPLOYMENT ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS.
Loren, author of the Barangay Kabuhayan Act (RA 9509) and the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Act (RA 9501), called for the implementation and funding of these laws to stimulate the so-called informal […]

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Agri Dev’t Needs Full Effect of CARP–Loren

March 8, 2010

PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO BELONG TO THE LANDED GENTRY SHOULD SET THE EXAMPLE IN IMPLEMENTING TRUE LAND REFORM BY HAVING THEIR OWN HACIENDAS DISTRIBUTED AMONG THEIR TENANTS, NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA STRESSED BEFORE A GROUP OF FARMERS AND TRADERS IN SATURDAY IN COTABATO.
“For the country’s agriculture sector and farmers to be truly empowered, we need to see concrete, sincere commitment to land distribution among the farmers who deserve it,” Loren said.
Previous administrations, including the current one, have […]

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Watch Out For Abusive Recruiters—Loren Warns OFWs

March 6, 2010

NPC-NP-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WARNED APPLICANTS FOR OVERSEAS WORK, ESPECIALLY THE WOMEN, TO BE VIGILANT OF UNSCRUPULOUS RECRUITERS. IN HER DAVAO CAMPAIGN SORTIE, THE LOCAL MEDIA ASKED FOR HER PLANS FOR OFWS.
“Ang administrasyon namin ni Senator Villar ay maniniguro na hindi aapihin ang ating mga kababayan abroad. Yung mga hindi naman pinalad sa mga amo nila, ire-repatriate namin. Ipagpapatuloy namin ang sinimulan na ni Sen. Villar,” Loren assured the crowd of thousands.
Loren, along with running-mate Sen. […]

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Loren Ventures Into Pro-Administration Turf

March 6, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda continues her Mindanao campaign on Saturday in Malaybalay in Bukidnon, whose officials are mostly on the side of administration Governor Jose Zubiri.
But Legarda, who will fly in via chopper from Davao City, is not worried about a “hostile reception.” She is, after all, the guest of honor at the Kaamulan Festival at the invitation of Zubiri himself.
“It’s very gracious of Governor Zubiri to make me guest of honor despite our being on […]

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Loren Pushes For Benefits For Teachers, Nurses, Military, Police

March 6, 2010

NPC-NP-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY DENIED ALLEGATIONS BY POLITICAL FOES THAT SHE HAS FILED A BILL TO CUT THE BENEFITS AND SALARY OF TEACHERS, NURSES, THE MILITARY AND THE POLICE.
“That is nothing but black propaganda. My legislative proposals have always been geared at improving the welfare of our teachers, nurses, military personnel and policemen,” she said.
“Huwag po kayong maniwala sa mga mapanirang text messages na galing sa aking kalaban na ako raw ay nagharap ng mga panukalang […]

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Loren Ventures Into Pro-Administration Turf

March 6, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda continues her Mindanao campaign on Saturday in Malaybalay in Bukidnon, whose officials are mostly on the side of administration Governor Jose Zubiri.
But Legarda, who will fly in via chopper from Davao City, is not worried about a “hostile reception.” She is, after all, the guest of honor at the Kaamulan Festival at the invitation of Zubiri himself.
“It’s very gracious of Governor Zubiri to make me guest of honor despite our being on […]

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