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Legarda Calls for More Renewable Energy Investments

May 30, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda calls for more investments in renewable energy as part of a long-term solution to the growing power needs of the country.
Legarda cited the case of Mindanao which is currently faced with rotating brownouts due to deficit in electricity supply. Mindanao has been heavily dependent on hydropower for its electricity requirements, particularly from the Agus and Pulangui hydropower plants; however, she explained that such cannot be sustained in the face of the worsening deforestation of watersheds, the siltation […]

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Legarda Calls for Strict Implementation of Expanded Anti-Trafficking Law

May 25, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to strictly implement the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act following reports of continued proliferation of various forms of human trafficking involving Filipinos.

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Legarda’s Focus on Next Term: Better Lives, More Humane Society for Filipinos

May 24, 2013

Re-elected Senator Loren Legarda today said that working on legislation and programs that will make the lives of Filipinos better will be her focus on the next six years of her term.
“The focus of my term as a senator is making the lives of Filipinos better, primarily by ensuring that basic services reach the poorest sector and building a more humane society,” said Legarda, who will be serving her third term.

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Legarda: Transparent and inclusive process vital to realizing Mindanao goals

May 22, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the progress in the organizational activities of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission. “The approval of its internal rules, organizational structure, and calendar of activities are key developments that highlight the Transition Commission’s commitment to achieve its objectives within a defined time frame,” the Senator said.

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Legarda Hails Enactment of K to 12 Law

May 21, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the enactment into law of Republic Act 10533, the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, and stressed that the Philippines’ upgrade to a twelve-year basic education will make it at par with the education system and standards of other countries.

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Legarda to push for ‘Pantawid Tuition Program’, ‘zero backlog’ in classrooms

May 20, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the continuous improvement of the country’s education system will be among her priorities in her third term in the Senate, stressing support to the Department of Education’s goal of addressing the backlog of classrooms.

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Legarda: 2013 poll tally should have been the outcome of 2004 presidential vote

May 14, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda said Tuesday the partial results of the May 13 senatorial elections reflect what should have been the outcome of the 2004 presidential election.
Grace Poe, daughter of the late presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr., pulled a surprise when she landed first place in the initial and unofficial canvassing of the votes beginning Monday night.

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Legarda calls on bets to clean up election paraphernalia

May 14, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda, a staunch environmentalist, sought on Tuesday the immediate cleaning of the debris caused by the hard-fought senatorial and local elections last Monday.

This came after she instructed her staff, campaigners and supporters to engage in “Oplan Linis.”

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Loren’s Good Mother

May 12, 2013

“All are good mothers. Loren Legarda’s a good mother. Every time I go out with her, she’s nonstop in calling her kids on the cell phone, just like me. Apart from her love for her late mother, I also admire Loren for her love for childhood yaya (nanny) like her second mother. When her yaya got sick, she sent her to Stanford for medical care…”
– Quote from Mother Lily in Wilson Flores’ column, Philstar
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Pay Teachers Honoraria in advance, says Legarda

May 12, 2013

Reelectionist Sen. Loren Legarda today called for the early, possibly advance, payment of honoraria and allowances of teachers who will be conducting election duties, further urging police personnel to ensure that these teachers be adequately protected.
“We are aware of the dangers that these dedicated teachers are facing as deputized election personnel, thus they should be sufficiently shielded from harm,” she pointed out.
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