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Legarda: Promotion of Breastfeeding Will Help Achieve MDG of Reducing Child Mortality Rate

January 10, 2011

AS THE NATION CONTINUES TO WORK FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS’ EIGHT MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS), SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR A MORE FOCUSED CAMPAIGN ON THE PROMOTION OF BREASTFEEDING AS A WAY TO HELP ATTAIN GOAL NUMBER FOUR—THE REDUCTION OF CHILD MORTALITY RATE.
“According to the World Health Organization (WHO), poor nutrition is associated with over 50% of deaths in children under the age of five. Furthermore, the lack of exclusive breastfeeding of infants during the […]

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Legarda meets with Aung San Suu Kyi, prods PH’s continuous support to restoration of democracy in Burma

January 8, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT’S ACTIVE ROLE AND CONTINUOUS SUPPORT TO THE RESTORATION OF DEMOCRATIC RULE IN MYANMAR (BURMA).
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, made the statement after a recent meeting with Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma).
According to the Senator, Aung San Suu Kyi believes that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will play a very essential role in restoring the democratic institutions […]

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