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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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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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