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Loren to President, VP Hopefuls: Itaas ang Antas ng Kampanya

February 1, 2010

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES–SPEAKING TO MEDIA REPORTERS AT THIS WEEK’S PRESIDENTIAL FORUM SERIES OF THE MAKATI BUSINESS CLUB, LONE FEMALE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CHALLENGED HER RIVALS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL RACE TO LEAD A CLEAN, PLATFORM-BASED CAMPAIGN.
“We are in a fight against poverty, hunger, poor health and lack of education. They should not resort to below-the-belt personal attacks and petty issues,” said Loren, guest at the luncheon hosted by the Makati Business Club for running mate Manny Villar.
Responding […]

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Loren Challenges VP Aspirants to a Debate

February 1, 2010

THE ONLY FEMALE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS CHALLENGING FELLOW CONTENDERS TO A DEBATE SIMILAR TO THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES.
Senator Loren Legarda today said that while the presidentiables are given the chance to outline their plans for the country and express their opinions on current issues through debates organized by The Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS-CBN, the vice presidentiables have not been given such opportunity.
“As vice presidential candidate, I want to speak before the public and share my advocacies. The […]

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Loren to Attend El Shaddai Meeting in HK

February 1, 2010

A DAY BEFORE VALENTINE’S, VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA WILL ATTEND A GATHERING OF EL SHADDAI FOLLOWERS IN HONG KONG.
Loren, together with running mate Manny Villar, will speak to members of the charismatic movement tomorrow, February 13. The gathering will also be an opportunity for the presidential-vice presidential tandem to meet thousands of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong.
There are approximately 150,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong, most of whom are working as domestic helpers or workers in the […]

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Subject women in parricide cases to psychiatric treatment – Loren

January 29, 2010

WOMEN INVOLVED IN PARRICIDE CASES SHOULD BE FIRST TURNED OVER BY THE COURTS TO SOCIAL WELFARE AUTHORITIES AND SUBJECTED TO PSYCHIATRIC OR MENTAL HEALTH EXAMINATION BEFORE BEING THROWN TO JAIL. THIS WAS THE RECOMMENDATION OF SEN. LOREN LEGARDA WHEN ASKED TO REACT ON THE REPORT OF A MOTHER JUMPING INTO THE PASIG RIVER WITH HER TWO SMALL CHILDREN, WHO DROWNED.
Senator Legarda, who is running for vice president under the Nationalist Party and National People’s Coalition Party, blamed increasing hunger […]

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We must revive economy – Loren

January 29, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA, NP-NPC VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAID YESTERDAY “IT IS THE JOB OF THE NEXT GOVERNMENT TO REVIVE THE ECONOMY WHICH HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS “ASIA’S LAGGARD”.
Loren was referring to the article in the February 1 issue of the international US magazine, Newsweek, titled “Asia’s Laggard,” which said, “The world has been passing the Philippines by, literally.”
According to the article by Ruchir Sharma, “After growing at an average pace of 6 percent in the 1950s and 1960s, […]

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Respect one another, Loren tells sports officials

January 27, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY CALLED ON LEADERS OF BOTH THE PHILIPPINE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND THE PHILIPPINE SPORTS COMMISSION TO STOP SQUABLING TO AVOID BEING SUSPENDED AGAIN BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE FROM PARTICIPATING IN WORLD OLYMPIC GAMES.
Loren was reacting to the statements attributed to Francisco Elizalde, the IOC representative to the Philippines, who said that the world’s highest governing body in sports has already heard about the fear of PSC intervention on POC affairs.
Loren, who is running for […]

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Loren bares agenda for peace in Mindanao

January 27, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA, NPC AND NP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PUSHED TUESDAY COMMON UNDERSTANDING, HARMONY AND COOPERATION BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS IN BARING HER “AGENDA FOR PEACE AND PROGRESS” IN MINDANAO.
Loren said the agenda is based on the open letter sent by a group of Muslim scholars to Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 11, 2007, titled “A Common Word Between Us and You.”
The senator, an honorary Muslim princess, made the remarks before the Ulama summit held at the Waterfront […]

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Loren urges flexibility in ‘no permit, no exam’ policy for students

January 27, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY HAILED THE RECENT ISSUANCE BY THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION (CHED) OF A MEMORANDUM URGING BOTH PRIVATE AND LOCAL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE IN IMPLEMENTING THE ‘NO PERMIT, NO EXAM’ POLICY FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT FULLY PAID THEIR TUITION FEES.
Loren said that given the country’s economic difficulties brought about by the global recession and the adverse effects of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng last year, “it is only proper and fitting […]

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Climate change threatens asian RP economies – Loren

January 26, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WARNED THAT UNLESS THE PHILIPPINES TAKES ACTION, CLIMATE CHANGE WOULD SEVERELY AFFECT THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY, CREATING MORE POVERTY AND DRASTICALLY LOWERING ITS PRODUCTIVITY.
In an address at the Asian Institute of Management here, Loren said that “If the Philippines will do nothing, climate related risks will create a 6 percent decline of our GDP (Gross Domestic Product) annually by 2010.”
Loren, the NP vice presidential candidate, cited a report of the Asian Development Bank, stating that […]

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Loren lauds Dinagyang festival

January 25, 2010

ILOILO CITY – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY HAILED ORGANIZERS OF THE DINAGYANG FESTIVAL IN ILOILO FOR MAKING THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION “A CELEBRATION OF THE FILIPINO SPIRIT AND A SHOWCASE OF FILIPINO PRIDE IN OUR OWN CULTURE.”
“Dinagyang is a major religious and cultural festival in the Visayas and has become a major tourism attraction, generating more visitors to Iloilo every year,” Loren said.
“With more tourist arrivals from this event, the province can generate more resources that it can use […]

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