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Legarda: Well-being of Filipinos in Sabah Must Be Protected

February 28, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today stressed that as the government seeks to resolve the current situation in Sabah, it must ensure the protection of Filipinos there.

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Legarda Highlights Priorities for Next Term

February 27, 2013

“Healthcare is number one. I will finish the Universal Healthcare Bill. I will make sure it is enacted into law and that it will be implemented for the 25 million poorest Filipinos,” said Legarda, principal author of the bill.

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Legarda’s Target for Education: One College Grad in Every Poor Family

February 27, 2013

Reelectionist Senator Loren Legarda (Nationalist People’s Coalition) has proposed the granting of college scholarships to at least one member of each of the 3.8 million households that are beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program.
Legarda explained that giving college scholarships to at least one member of each of the CCT household beneficiary would have lasting impact on the lives of the country’s poorest families and will also benefit the nation’s productivity and growth.
“Mas mararamdaman ng bawat isang mahirap […]

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Legarda Denounces Killing of Ati Leader, Harassment of Environmentalist

February 25, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today denounced the killing of a tribal community leader and the harassment of an environmental group as she urged police authorities to be more proactive and aggressive in identifying and arresting the culprits.

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Legarda on People Power Anniversary: We Must Always Fight for Our Rights

February 25, 2013

Twenty-seven years after the historic People Power Revolution that brought back democracy in the Philippines, Senator Loren Legarda engaged Filipinos to continue to fight for human rights as they always have.
“In 1986, millions of Filipinos joined a nonviolent revolution that awed even the world. We were able to regain our democracy through peaceful means. Today, we must continue to fight for our rights without trampling on the rights of others. We must support ways by which we can protect and […]

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Legarda respects Church position on RH

February 23, 2013

“I am against abortion. The law is there to provide the people the needed information and help to women. This does not violate any law and morality. I will not allow a measure that will kill a child inside his or her mother’s womb,” she said.

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Legarda Hails Declaration of Paredes House in Abra as Historical Site

February 23, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda hailed the declaration of the residence of Don Quintin Paredes in Abra as a national historical site, conferred by virtue of Adopted Senate Resolution 136.

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Legarda Continues to Express Gratefulness to UNA, Says She Remains Focused on Serving the Filipinos

February 21, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda, senatorial candidate of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), today said that she will continue to be grateful to the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) for the support it has given to her and stressed that she will remain focused on serving the Filipino people.

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‘My respect for UNA won’t change’—Legarda

February 21, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Loren Legarda on Thursday said her respect for the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has not changed despite its decision to drop her from the senatorial ticket.

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Legarda Wants Implementation of MSME Law in Antique

February 21, 2013

In her visit to the provinces of Panay, Senator Loren Legarda said she wants to ensure the implementation of Republic Act 9501 or the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Law in Panay Island, particularly in her home province, Antique.

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