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Legarda: Awareness and Early Detection Will Help Prevent Deaths Due to Cancer

February 4, 2012

AS NATIONS OBSERVE WORLD CANCER DAY TODAY (FEBRUARY 4), SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA EMPHASIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF RAISING AWARENESS ON THE CAUSES OF CANCER AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO PREVENT ACQUIRING THE DISEASE.
Legarda, whose mother Bessie Bautista Legarda died of breast cancer, said that while in several instances cancer patients remain perplexed as to how they acquired the disease, regular check-up would certainly help early detection of cancer, thus preventing it from reaching the higher stages when chances of survival are […]

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Legarda: We Are So Rich But Why Are We Hungry?

February 3, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EMPHASIZED THAT THE LACK OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY HAS POSED THREATS ON OUR VERY OWN SURVIVAL, LEAVING MANY FILIPINOS HUNGRY DESPITE THE ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that the recent committee hearing on the agreement to establish the Office of the Worldfish Center in the Philippines revealed that environmental degradation has taken its toll on the country’s food stability, noting recent reports that the […]

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Boost Food Self-Sufficiency, Promote Microenterprises to Beat Hunger and Poverty – Legarda

February 1, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF FILIPINOS’ FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND THE PROMOTION OF MICROENTERPRISES TO ALLEVIATE HUNGER AND POVERTY FOR THE LONG-TERM.
Citing Social Weather Station’s yearend survey results, Legarda said that 4.5 million families experienced hunger, while 9.1 million households considered themselves poor in December last year.
“To effectively reduce hunger and poverty, we have to provide our citizens the kind of support that will have long-term effects. In boosting food self-sufficiency, we improve people’s lives […]

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