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Loren Hails Brgy Officials As Front Liners Of Public Service

February 23, 2010

SPEAKS WITH THE LIGA NG MGA BARANGAY SARANGANI CHAPTER, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY LAUDED BARANGAY OFFICIALS FOR BEING THE FRONT LINERS OF PUBLIC SERVICE, REMINDING THEM OF THEIR IMPORTANT ROLE TO THE PEOPLE AND THE COUNTRY.
“Local officials are vital to governance. They play a big role as front liners of public service. They are the face of public service. They are the ones who act on most pressing matters in the community,” said Loren who authored laws that aim […]

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Loren: Mar ‘KILLED’ Cheaper Medicines Law

February 23, 2010

DAVAO CITY – NACIONALISTA VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SCORED LP BET MAR ROXAS FOR CREDIT-GRABBING THE CHEAPER MEDICINES LAW WHEN IN FACT IT WAS ROXAS WHO “PROPOSED AMENDMENTS IN THE SENATE COMMITTEE REPORT INTO SUCH A WAY THAT ITS ORIGINAL INTENTION TO EASE CONSUMERS OF THE RISING COST OF MEDICINES WAS NOT FULFILLED.”
“Sabi sa mga TV commercial ng ibang pulitiko dyan, mura na ang gamot. Pero ang mga nakakasalamuha ko sa kampanya, nagrereklamo sa akin na ang mahal […]

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Loren on measles outbreak: ‘Where does the Cheaper Medicines Law come in?’

February 23, 2010

PRESIDENT GLORIA ARROYO SHOULD KEEP ATTENDING TO THE COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS – AMONG THE MOST CURRENT ARE POWER AND WATER SHORTAGE AND NOW A MEASLES OUTBREAK – INSTEAD OF GOING AROUND TRYING TO KEEP THE POLITICAL POWER OF HER FAMILY IN PLACE.
“Just because she’s what’s traditionally called a ‘lame-duck President,’ must she act like one?” Nacionalista Party vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda said on Monday, shortly after learning about a measles outbreak reported by the Department of Health in Camarines […]

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Loren says warm welcome make them feel like winners

February 23, 2010

CEBU, PHILIPPINES–IF THE WELCOME THEY RECEIVED IN THE VISAYAS WERE TO GAUGE THEIR VICTORY, NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL BET LOREN LEGARDA SAID THEY ALREADY FEEL LIKE WINNERS.
“We already feel like winners… that’s because of the very warm welcome we’ve received in all the places we visited in the Visayas. And the welcome we got here was no less as warm and encouraging as in the other places,” Legarda said following their visit to Bantayan Island last Sunday.
The NP […]

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Loren lauds AFP operation vs Parad

February 22, 2010

NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA CONGRATULATED THE MILITARY ON MONDAY FOR FINALLY CATCHING UP WITH ABU SAYYAF COMMANDER ALBADER PARAD, A YEAR AFTER THE REBEL LEADER AND HIS GROUP KIDNAPPED THREE VOLUNTEERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS IN SULU.
“This is certainly good news,” she said. “Parad and his group of bandits have sown enough fear and destruction in Mindanao.”
Legarda, an honorary Muslim princess, pointed out that the Abu Sayyaf has been putting ordinary […]

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El Niño could harm Philippine growth targets: NEDA

February 22, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – THE GOVERNMENT MAY HAVE TO REVIEW ITS GROWTH TARGETS THIS YEAR, PENDING MORE DATA ON THE SEVERITY OF THE ONGOING EL NIÑO PHENOMENON.
In an interview with reporters, Rolando Tungpalan of the economic planning agency said the government was keeping its growth targets of 2.6% to 3.6% for 2010–for now.
“The current target for the year of 2.6% to 3.6% takes into account the possible effects of El Niño,” the deputy director general of the National Economic […]

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Give Incentives to Traders in Tourism Sector – Loren

February 21, 2010

“HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY, DESPITE OUR WORLD-CLASS DESTINATIONS, WE STILL LAG BEHIND OUR ASIAN NEIGHBORS IN TERMS OF GLOBAL MARKETING WHICH RESULTS TO RELATIVELY LOW DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TOURIST INFLOW? THAT’S BECAUSE OUR TOURISM SECTOR, ESPECIALLY THE OPERATIONS SEGMENT, STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO TO COMPETE WITH GLOBAL PLAYERS LIKE MALAYSIA, THAILAND AND INDONESIA.”
Thus noted Vice-Presidential candidate Loren Legarda to media queries on what she believes is the ailing problem of the country’s tourism industry and […]

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What has this Administration been in power for?’ Loren hits lack of political will on El Niño

February 21, 2010

“THE GOVERNMENT KEEPS ON ASSURING US THAT THE LOOMING BROWNOUTS IN MINDANAO HAVE NO POLITICAL BASIS. BUT CAN YOU BLAME PEOPLE FOR BEING SUSPICIOUS, PARTICULARLY WITH ELECTIONS JUST A FEW MONTHS AWAY?”
That was the question of Nacionalista Party vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda as she arrived on Saturday in Manila from her Visayas campaign.
“I say the problem, in fact, has politics involved. It’s caused by the lack of political will and foresight,” Loren said. “It doesn’t take a […]

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Loren to CSC: Allocate More Top Positions for Women

February 21, 2010

VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA URGED CONGRESS TO PASS THE WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ACT AND PROVIDE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE. THE BILL SEEKS TO MANDATE RESERVING CERTAIN PERCENTAGES OF POSITIONS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT TO QUALIFIED WOMEN.
“Although we have made significant progress in global surveys on gender quality, we still have room to improve, especially in government service where appointed positions are predominantly filled by men,” Legarda reminded the crowd at her campaign rally […]

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Emergency mentality leads to disastrous programs – Loren

February 21, 2010

“WHY SHOULD EVERY SITUATION FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION BE AN EMERGENCY?” NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON SUNDAY IN REACTION TO REPORTS THAT SOME LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING GRANTING THE PRESIDENT EMERGENCY POWERS TO COMBAT THE EFFECTS OF EL NINO.
“Many of our so-called emergencies would not have caught the administration off guard if only it had the political will and foresight to prevent such emergencies from creeping up on us in the first place,” Legarda, an environmental protection […]

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