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‘Flying Voters, Power Crisis: Incompetence Or Electoral Fraud?’ Loren Ask

March 3, 2010

“AN ALARMING PATTERN SUGGESTING ATTEMPTS TO RIG THE ELECTIONS IS EMERGING IN MINDANAO. THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS SHOULD TAKE QUICK AND STRONG STEPS TO PREVENT IT,” NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON TUESDAY AS SHE STARTED HER MINDANAO CAMPAIGN IN SURIGAO CITY.
The discovery of 40,000 “zombie” voters in Region 11, which includes Davao City, comes too close to a power shortage that has not only slowed down business operations in the region but also threatens to disrupt […]

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PMA ’69 All Out For Mistahs, Offsprings

March 3, 2010

THE CLASS OF 1969 OF THE PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY IS GOING ALL OUT FOR ITS CLASSMATES AND CHILDREN RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN THE 2010 ELECTIONS, PMA ’69 CLASS SPOKESPERSON GEN. VIC TIANGCO ANNOUNCED TODAY. AMONG ITS CLASSMATES OR MISTAHS ARE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA, SENATORIAL CANDIDATE MIRIAM DEFENSOR-SANTIAGO, MAYORALTY CANDIDATE GEN. RENE AGUDA OF PASQUIN, ILOCOS NORTE, REELECTIONIST CONGRESSMAN DON MENDOZA IN BATANGAS AND MARGE DEFENSOR IN TAGUIG CITY. SENATORS LOREN AND MIRIAM ARE ADOPTED MEMBERS OF THE CLASS.

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Loren Warmly Welcomed By Caraga Youth

March 3, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA WAS RECEIVED BY AN ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD OF TWENTY THOUSAND STUDENTS AT THE CARAGA STATE UNIVERSITY AS SHE CAMPAIGNS IN MINDANAO THIS WEEK.
Loren took the opportunity to talk about her environmental advocacy and stressed that climate change is a clear and present danger to mankind but that we are not totally helpless in the face of this challenge.
“There is a lot that we can do. The youth is a powerful instrument of change. […]

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Loren Calls For Environmental Protection At Panagbenga

March 2, 2010

IN THE YEARLY FLOWER FESTIVAL IN BAGUIO THIS WEEKEND, THE ONLY ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE RUNNING FOR THE VICE PRESIDENCY LOREN LEGARDA REMINDED PARTICIPANTS OF THE PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF TAKING CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT SO WE CAN CONTINUE ENJOYING THE BEAUTY OF NATURE.
“The Panagbenga Flower festival is a celebration of the beauty of nature, and a reminder of the need for environmental protection,” she said.
Loren lauded the people of Baguio for holding this kind of event which […]

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El Niño Brownouts Threatening Progress In Caraga – Loren

March 2, 2010

SURIGAO CITY – EL NIÑO HAS THREATENED TO SLOW DOWN THE PROGRESS OF SURIGAO CITY, AN OTHERWISE FAST DEVELOPING TRADE AND INDUSTRY HUB IN THE CARAGA REGION, WITH FOUR-HOUR DAILY BROWNOUTS CAUSED BY THE LOW-WATER LEVEL AT MARIA CRISTINA FALLS, THE REGION’S SOURCE OF HYDROELECTRIC POWER.
“Unless the Arroyo administration does something about this, particularly the Department of Energy, the problem is expected to last until July,” NP-NPC-LDP vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda said on Tuesday as she and running-mate […]

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Loren To NDCC: Stable Calamity-Response Imperative To RP

March 2, 2010

NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED GOVERNMENT AND THE NDCC TO BEEF UP ITS DISASTER-PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SYSTEMS, AND WARNED FILIPINOS TO BE ALWAYS PREPARED FOR NATURAL CALAMITIES.
“Let’s not wait for the next disaster to strike our shores. We’ve seen enough, let’s do more to prepare. It’s not enough that we have capable heads of agencies concerned. It is imperative that our systems are defined clearly and our readiness level is top-notch,” Loren said.
After last year’s […]

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Climate Change A Threat To Filipino Poor – LOREN

March 1, 2010

NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION (NPC), NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP) AND LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO (LDP) VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY LAMENTED THE GREAT INJUSTICE SUFFERED BY THE COUNTRY’S POOREST, SAYING THAT “THEY CONTRIBUTE LEAST TO THE PROBLEM (OF CLIMATE CHANGE) YET THEY BEAR AND SUFFER MOST FROM THE IMPACT.”
“Those most vulnerable to climate change today are the country’s poorest groups, since they lack the resources and means to cope with its impacts,” said Loren, who chairs the Senate Committee […]

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Loren Appeals To Agri-Fishery Bureaucracy: “Expedite Fund Release For El Nino-related Activities”

March 1, 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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Energy Chief Should Be Held Responsible For Power Crisis – Loren

March 1, 2010

THE CURRENT ELECTRICAL POWER CRISIS WOULD NOT HAVE HIT THE COUNTRY IF THE ARROYO ADMINISTRATION HAD NOT BEEN SO PREOCCUPIED WITH TRYING TO HOLD ON TO POLITICAL POWER, NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON MONDAY, FOLLOWING REPORTS OF THE POWER SITUATION IN NORTHERN LUZON.
“And what is the Energy secretary doing now? He’s busy trying to stay in government service by running under the party-list system,” Legarda said. “What kind of service then can the marginalized sector, which […]

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Loren Inspires Women, Youth To Lead

March 1, 2010

ON THE FIRST DAY OF WOMEN’S MONTH, VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET FOR NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION (NPC), NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP) AND LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO (LDP) LOREN LEGARDA INSPIRED WOMEN AND YOUTH TO LEAD THE COUNTRY’S EFFORTS TOWARDS GENUINE REFORM.
“Let’s work together in pushing for the rights of women, the development of our youth, and the protection of the environment. Women are instrumental to nation-building and powerful agents of change,” she said.
Loren called on women to lead the fight against […]

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