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Josons of Nueva Ecija leaning toward Villar

February 19, 2010

NUEVA ECIJA, PHILIPPINES—-FORMER PRESIDENT JOSEPH ESTRADA, WHO WANTS TO RE-TAKE MALACAÑANG, WENT AROUND THIS VOTE-RICH PROVINCE NORTH OF MANILA ON THURSDAY TO THE CHEERS OF STAR-STRUCK VOTERS.
“Sino’ng presidente ang gustong halikan ni Ai-ai de las Alas?” Estrada’s political adviser Ernesto Maceda asked the crowd at the plaza of Muñoz City.
“Si Erap!” the crowd responded.
“Sino’ng presidente ang gustong halikan ni Mommy Dionisia?” he asked again.
“Si Erap!”
This warm welcome, however, doesn’t guarantee that Estrada will win Nueva […]

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NP camp warns LP not to exploit Edsa I rites for political gain

February 18, 2010

JUST WHEN NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP) FRONTRUNNERS CALL FOR TRADITIONAL FORM OF CAMPAIGNING, SOME OF THE PARTY’S SENATORIAL CANDIDATES YESTERDAY TOOK AN OFFENSIVE STANCE, TAKING A DIG AT THE LIBERAL PARTY (LP) WHICH IS SAID TO CASH IN ON THE COMING PEOPLE POWER I ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TO FURTHER BOOST ITS EDGE OVER RIVAL PARTIES.
Sen. Loren Legarda, NP’s guest candidate for the vice presidential post, made an appeal during a press conference in Capiz addressed to the LP to elevate the […]

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Loren Calls For Botika Ng Barangay, Urgent Health Reforms

February 18, 2010

IN RESPONSE TO THE AILING HEALTH OF MANY FILIPINOS ESPECIALLY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE SLOW RECOVERY FROM THE RECENT FINANCIAL CRISIS, SEN. LOREN LEGARDA PUSHED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DRUGSTORES IN BARANGAYS. LOREN EMPHASIZED THAT HER PLATFORM OF GOVERNANCE IS TO EMPOWER FILIPINOS AT THE BARANGAY LEVEL.
“It is our moral obligation to protect and promote the people’s right to health and instill health consciousness among them. I am aiming for the government to provide adequate social services and […]

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Loren: Streamline Efforts To Provide Clean Water For RP

February 18, 2010

WARNING THAT THE SUPPLY OF FRESH AND CLEAN WATER FOR FILIPINOS HAS DWINDLED CRITICALLY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CALLED FOR A CONCERTED EFFORT OF GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO CONSERVE AND CLEAN THE COUNTRY’S WATER RESOURCES.
“The severe pollution of the Pasig River and growing scarcity of water are symbolic of our government’s neglect of rivers, seas, forests and other water resources. Water is life. We waste or pollute it at the risk of the quality of […]

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Loren willing to take Trillanes under her recognizance

February 18, 2010

NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA IS WILLING TO TAKE UNDER HER RECOGNIZANCE SEN. ANTONIO TRILLANES IV AND 16 OTHER SOLDIERS FACING CHARGES BEFORE A MILITARY COURT.
On Wednesday, the AFP, through spokesman Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr, said it would not release the soldiers because they were still facing general court-martial cases, related to the so-called Oakwood Mutiny that happened in 2003.
The AFP made the annoucement shortly after Judge Elmo Alameda of Branch 50 of the Makati […]

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Legarda, Villar conquer Roxas country

February 18, 2010

NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA AND RUNNING MATE MANNY VILLAR CONQUERED CAPIZ ON THURSDAY WITH 13 OF THE 17 INCUMBENT MAYORS OF THE PROVINCE, INCLUDING ROXAS CITY MAYOR VICENTE BERMEJO, PLEDGING SUPPORT FOR THEIR CAMPAIGN.
“For me, that’s proof that Capizeños really want the genuine change,” she said. “And Manny and I vow to give it to them.”
She was touched by the very warm welcome the NP team got, particularly in Roxas City, supposed bailiwick of her […]

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Loren Lauds Signing Of Senior Citizens Law

February 18, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA LAUDED MALACAÑANG’S SIGNING OF THE EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT WHICH GIVES THE ELDERLY A FULL 20-PERCENT DISCOUNT ON GOODS AND SERVICES, AS A RESULT OF BEING EXEMPTED FROM THE EXPANDED-VALUE TAX, ON TOP OF OTHER BENEFITS. THE MEASURE WOULD ALSO GIVE INDIGENT SENIORS AND NON-PENSIONERS FREE MEDICAL INSURANCE AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE.
Loren, who principally authored the law, said that “this law is my tribute to Filipino senior citizens who have been and continue to be part of […]

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Loren: Cure to Cancer is Tough, but the Fight is a Noble Cause

February 17, 2010

“IT IS ONE OF THE WORST DISEASES ONE CAN ENDURE, AND AMONG THE WORST WAYS TO LEAVE THE WORLD,” WARNED SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WHO HAS CONTINUOUSLY PUSHED FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE BREAST CANCER DETECTION ACT INTO LAW AND ENABLE MILLIONS OF FILIPINOS, ESPECIALLY THE WOMEN, TO PRE-EMPT ANY INFECTION TO THE DISEASE.
“This bill mandates local government units (LGUs) to conduct a quarterly breast cancer detection program that includes mammogram, breast cancer screening programs, surgery, radiotherapy and chemotheraphy. This […]

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Loren: El Nino could Devastate Visayas Region

February 17, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WHO CAMPAIGNS THIS WEEK IN THE PANAY PROVINCES EXPRESSED HER DEEP CONCERN THAT UNLESS URGENT ADAPTATION STRATEGIES ARE TAKEN, EL NINO WILL DEVASTATE THE REGION’S AGRICULTURE, AND FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY.
“Three provinces in the Visayan region have started to feel the effects of the El Nino phenomenon through below normal rainfall and drought since August 2009: Capiz, Aklan and Guimaras,” she said.
The Department of Agriculture has already warned that the prolonged drought would drastically cut […]

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Loren lauds decision to grant Trillanes, 16 others bail

February 17, 2010

NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA WELCOMED THE GRANT OF THE PETITION FOR BAIL OF DETAINED SENATOR ARTURO TRILLANES IV AND 16 OTHERS CHARGED WITH REBELLION.
“As a lawmaker, I’m glad to hear that the justice system seems to be working properly,” she said, on learning of the decision of Judge Elmo Alameda of Branch 50 of the Makati Regional Trial Court.
She praised Alameda for his “fairness and impartiality” in deciding to grant Trillanes and his companions bail […]

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