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QC brgy backs Loren because their own bet never even visited them

February 26, 2010

NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA GOT A BOOST IN HER SUPPORT BASE ON THURSDAY ON HER WAY TO VISIT JAILED NP SENATORIAL BET ARIEL QUERUBIN, A RETIRED MARINE COLONEL CHARGED WITH MUTINY AND IS DETAINED IN CAMP AGUINALDO IN QUEZON CITY.
The chairman of Barangay Socorro in Cubao, Joey de Guzman, pledged the support of his constituents for Legarda’s bid to get the highest second post in government.
“I came from Barangay Socorro, which is part of this […]

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Loren: Is Practice Of Torture In RP Fact Or Fake

February 25, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WELCOMED THE MOVES OF NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS TO GATHER A TEAM OF LAWYERS, DOCTORS, PSYCHIATRISTS AND COUNCILORS TO INTERVIEW THE ALLEGED VICTIMS OF TORTURE AT CAMP CAPINPIN. GABRIELA HAS ORGANIZED A VISIT TO GATHER MORE DETAILS TO HELP RESOLVE THE CASE OF 26 FEMALE MEDICAL TRAINORS.
On February 6, a battalion of 300 AFP men arrested 43 medical trainors on suspicion that they are members of the New People’s Army. They allegedly handcuffed, blindfolded, held in isolation, […]

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Loren to AFP: We Are Not Under Martial Law

February 25, 2010

VISITING CAMP CAPINPIN YESTERDAY TO MEET WITH THE 43 DETAINED MEDICAL TRAINEES, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE AFP TO EXPEDITE THE INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE DETAINEES ARE INDEED MEMBERS OF THE NPA, AND BARRING ANY PROOF, TO RELEASE THE DETAINEES AT THE SOONEST TIME.
“AFP should do two things right away: first, look into the allegations of torture by their men and punish them if found guilty, and second, expedite the investigation to determine whether there was legal basis […]

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Mar’s Own Barangay Backs Loren

February 25, 2010

FIRST, ROXAS CITY, NOW ROXAS’ OWN BARANGAY.
Nacionalista Party vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda got a boost in her support base on Thursday on her way to visit jailed NP senatorial bet Ariel Querubin, a retired Marine colonel charged with mutiny and is detained in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
The chairman of Barangay Socorro in Cubao, Joey de Guzman, pledged the support of his constituents for Legarda’s bid to get the highest second post in government.
“I came from […]

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Loren: Baliw ang Nagtatanggal ng Benepisyo sa mga Guro

February 24, 2010

NACIONALISTA VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY ASSURED DAVAOEÑOS OF HER SUPPORT TO THE EDUCATION SECTOR AND DISPELLED RUMORS OF HER ATTEMPTS TO DECREASE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS. LOREN DECLARED THAT “ONLY INSANE PEOPLE WOULD ABOLISH THE BENEFITS THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE RECEIVING.”
Speaking to teachers and students in Tagum City for her campaign tour, Loren stressed, “My legislations on education have always been geared at improving the welfare of our teachers and students. Yung mga intrigang […]

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Honoring officers behind arrest of Morong 43 ‘premature, absurd’ – Loren

February 24, 2010

THE SCHEDULED AWARDING OF BRONZE CROSS MEDALS TO TWO MILITARY OFFICERS FOR THE CAPTURE OF 43 HEALTH WORKERS SUSPECTED OF BEING COMMUNIST REBELS IS PREMATURE AND SENDS THE WRONG SIGNAL TO OTHER MILITARY MEN AND LAW ENFORCERS, NATIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA SAID ON TUESDAY.
“The military has not even proven their LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ARREST the workers in court,” Legarda, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve Corps, said.
“What if the court DETERMINES THAT THE […]

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Loren to visit Morong 43, calls citation of 2 officers ‘premature, absurd’

February 24, 2010

NACIONALISTA PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA WILL GO TO CAMP CAPINPIN IN TANAY, RIZAL, ON WEDNESDAY TO VISIT THE 43 HEALTH WORKERS ACCUSED OF BEING COMMUNIST REBELS.
Legarda, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve Corps, hopes her co-officers in the regular SERVICE would let her see the workers to check on their condition.
A day earlier, she criticized as “premature and absurd” the scheduled awarding of Bronze Medals to two officers who worked for the arrest of […]

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With adequate support RP’S AGRI WILL WEATHER EL NIÑO – LOREN

February 24, 2010

WITH THE COUNTRY IN THE MIDST OF EL NIÑO, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED RICE FARMERS AS “OUR TRUE SILENT HEROES” FOR UPHOLDING THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR WITH A PROJECTED RICE PRODUCTION OF 17.4 MILLION METRIC TONS DESPITE THE EL NIÑO DRY SPELL.
“The nation and our people owe them a lot. We should bestow on our outstanding farmers the highest possible awards and the highest possible recognition,” said Loren who chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture.
The Department of Agriculture had […]

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Public warned against adverse effects of El Niño

February 24, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH) YESTERDAY WARNED THE PUBLIC OF THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE PREVAILING EL NIÑO PHENOMENON.
“This extremely hot weather carries with it its own effects on health, so we came out with an advisory to inform the public about the potential health risks, and what they can do to safeguard themselves,” Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral announced.
Cabral has identified the potential health risks brought by the onset of El Niño as diarrhea, cholera […]

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Economists warn of farm output dip due to El Niño

February 24, 2010

FARM OUTPUT MAY FLATTEN OUT OR EVEN CONTRACT THIS QUARTER AS THE EL NIÑO-INDUCED DRY SPELL DESTROYS BILLIONS OF PESOS WORTH OF SOFT COMMODITIES, ECONOMISTS WARNED ON TUESDAY.
“Output for the first quarter [may decline by] 2.5-7.5 percent due to the combined effects of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng [last year] and the adverse impact of the El Niño weather phenomenon,” former Budget Secretary and University of the Philippines economist Benjamin Diokno said.
Agriculture Undersecretary Bernie Fondevilla earlier said production losses […]

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