Protect our oceans: says Legarda

April 29, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate climate change committee, vowed legislative support to policies that would protect oceans and marine resources, saying food security and environmental sustainability should remain a top priority.
“I join Environmental Secretary Ramon Paje in declaring that the Philippines has a major role to play in protecting oceans and ensuring the sustainable use of underwater resources,” Legarda said, referring to the Cabinet official’s statement […]

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Labor education groups endorse Legarda

April 27, 2013

Reelectionist Sen. Loren Legarda (Nationalist People’s Coalition) was endorsed by major labor and educational groups in recognition of her significant contribution to their sectors.
On Wednesday, the Philippine Trade and General Workers Organization (PTGWO) affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the biggest labor confederation, endorsed Legarda for her initiatives “to improve jobs, raise decent wages for workers, and advance consumer protection.”
PTGWO’s members come from many […]

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Mother Lily throws full support behind Sen. Loren Legarda

April 26, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda juggles many responsibilities as lawmaker, environmentalist and mother—giving equal devotion to her senatorial campaign, environmental advocacies, and her role as single mom to two sons, Lorenzo and Leandro. A tall order indeed—but one that she accomplishes daily with admirable grace.
Among her many supporters is another of the country’s most distinguished women today: Mother Lily Monteverde, the matriarch of Philippine show business.
These two mothers coming together for a cause greater than themselves comes at a very opportune time […]

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Legarda: Our laws can work for the poor

April 25, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda today said the government has existing social programs to benefit the country’s poorest sector, not to mention laws which could create jobs and micro and small enterprises.
“The Aquino government has existing programs to target the poorest households in the country,” Legarda said. “Progress and poverty alleviation do not happen overnight. Let’s give more time to the administration to carry out its poverty alleviation programs […]

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Legarda: Vigan, model town for business and heritage

April 24, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda today lauded the City of Vigan, particularly its local government unit (LGU) led by Mayor Eva Medina, for its continuing efforts to manage and preserve the city as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for effectively bringing down poverty incidence.

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