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Dialogues with candidates planned for Masbate polls

February 14, 2010

DESCRIBING MASBATE AS BEING “IN A STATE OF POLITICAL CALAMITY,” ACTING DEFENSE SECRETARY NORBERTO GONZALES YESTERDAY SAID HE WOULD HOLD DIALOGUES WITH POLITICIANS IN THE PROVINCE TO PERSUADE THEM TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT FOR FAIR AND VIOLENCE-FREE ELECTIONS ON MAY 10.
Gonzales visited the province on Friday as part of the Department of National Defense and military’s campaign to help the Commission on Elections in ensuring a clean and peaceful automated balloting.
“The situation in Masbate reminds me of Maguindanao,” […]

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Loren: Justice for Farmers Now

February 14, 2010

VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR JUSTICE AND GENUINE AGRARIAN REFORM FOR FARMERS, STRESSING THAT JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED TO THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF THE HACIENDA LUISITA MASSACRE.
“It has been more than five years since this bloody episode in our farmers’ struggle for genuine land reform. This is human rights violation that has not been resolved up to now by the administration nor the landowners of Hacienda Luisita,” she said.
“Luisita is a symbol of […]

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Loren Calls for Special Basic Education for Poor Families

February 12, 2010

IN ONE OF THE STOPOVERS ON HER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOUR, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SHARED WITH PARENTS AND TEACHERS HER CALL TO CONGRESS TO PROVIDE FREE EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL, DIFFERENTLY ABLED, AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN. SHE ASSURED PARENTS THAT THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL WILL ALLOW THEIR INTEGRATION INTO SOCIETY BY GIVING THEM AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATION.
“These children have special abilities unique to them, and it is our moral obligation to help them become productive members of society. Free education […]

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Loren Fears Shutting Down of Hydroelectric Plants by Napocor Prelude to Election Anomalies

February 12, 2010

LOREN EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY NAPOCOR THAT IT IS SHUTTING DOWN SOME HYDROELECTRIC PLANTS DUE TO EL NINO EFFECTS. DEFINITELY, THE RESULTING POWER OUTAGES WILL BRING DOWN THE PRODUCTIVITY OF INDUSTRY AS IT WILL REDUCE WORKING HOURS OF BOTH PEOPLE AND MACHINERIES. FURTHERMORE, INTERMITTENT BLACKOUT IS BAD FOR MACHINERY AS WELL AS FOR THE PEOPLE WORKING.
Loren expressed doubts on the need to shut down hydroelectric power plants when only 3 months ago, we have the reservoirs of […]

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Legarda dadalo sa pagtitipon ng El Shaddai sa HK

February 12, 2010

SA BISPERAS NG ARAW NG MGA PUSO DADALO SI SEN. LOREN LEGARDA, NA UMAKANDIDATO BILANG BISE PRESIDENT, SA ISANG PAGTITIPON NG EL SHADDAI SA HONG KONG, KASAMA ANG KANYANG RUNNING MATE NA SI MANNY VILLAR.
Isang pagkakataon ang pagtitipon na makausap ang ilan sa mga lmay 150,000 na Pilipinong manggagawa sa Hong Kong. Karamihan sa kanila ay mga domestic helper o nasa service at entertainment industry.
Nasa 8 milyon ang miyembro sa buong mundo ng El Shaddai Movement, na binuo […]

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Debate ang hamon ni Legarda sa mga karibal sa pagka bise presidente

February 12, 2010

HINAHAMON NI SEN. LOREN LEGARDA SA ISANG DEBATE ANG KANYANG MGA KARIBAL NA KANDIDATO SA PAGKA BISE PRESIDENTE.
Sa isang pahayag nitong Biyernes, pinuna ni Legarda na di pa nabibigyan ng pagkakataon ang mga kanditato sa pagka bise presidente na ipaliwananag ang kanilang mga plano para sa bayan at magbigay ng kanilang opinyon sa mga importanteng isyu.
“Bilang vice presidential candidate, gusto ko rin namang makapagpaliwanag sa bayan ng aking mga plano,” ani Legarda. “Dapat na magkaroon na matibay na […]

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NP bets entertain crowd with songs

February 12, 2010

TANZA, CAVITE – IT’S NOT YET NOON BUT LAWYER ADEL TAMANO, NACIONALISTA PARTY SENATORIAL CANDIDATE, ALREADY BREAKS OUT INTO A POPULAR DITTY ON STAGE, WHILE CAMPAIGNING IN BARANGAY (VILLAGE) UNO HERE FRIDAY.
If the Commission on Elections does prohibit showbiz celebrities from endorsing candidates for the May presidential elections, the NP may just have to rely on its own national candidates to provide entertainment at their campaign rallies.
Tamano, a Harvard-trained lawyer, sang a duet of an abbreviated version of […]

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Loren Urges PGMA to Sign New Senior Citizens Law

February 12, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO TO SIGN THE EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZEN’S LAW, WHICH LOREN PRINCIPALLY AUTHORED AND USHERED INTO PASSAGE IN THE SENATE.
Loren said this in response to the recommendation of the Department of Finance (DOF) for Malacanang to veto the bill due to foreseen revenue losses. Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran said the bicameral version would result in revenue losses of P1.68 billion and that it would only “complicate” the implementation of the expanded value […]

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Loren Eyes Insurance for Media Covering Elections

February 12, 2010

AWARE OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS OF MEDIA COVERAGE DURING THE ELECTIONS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CALLED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE FOR MEDIA PRACTITIONERS COVERING THE ELECTIONS.
“I commend the writers, photojournalists and TV reporters who have been with us since the campaign started. I have been a media practitioner for 20 years and I know the great demands of covering the elections. They are the ONES responsible for upholding transparency and vigilance in the critical democratic exercise that is the elections,” […]

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Give up your haciendas, Aquino, Roxas told

February 12, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, GUEST CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP), ON THURSDAY CHALLENGED LIBERAL PARTY (LP) STANDARD-BEARER SEN. BENIGNO “NOYNOY” AQUINO III AND HIS RUNNING MATE, SEN. MAR ROXAS, TO DISTRIBUTE THE HACIENDAS OWNED BY THEIR WEALTHY FAMILIES TO THEIR TENANTS NOW.
Legarda was reacting to Aquino’s promise to distribute Hacienda Luisita, his family’s 6,419-hectare sugar estate in Tarlac, to its tenants in five years.
“What do you mean feed the poor five years from now? They […]

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