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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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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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LP bet’s irritation at PCCI forum ‘ominous’—NP

February 17, 2010

NACIONALISTA PARTY (NP) SPOKESMAN AND SENATORIAL BET ADEL TAMANO SAID SEN. NOYNOY AQUINO’S DISPLAY OF IRRITATION DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL FORUM OF THE PHILIPPINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (PCCI) WAS “OMINOUS.”
Tamano said that such stance was inappropriate for a candidate aiming for the highest elected office of the land.
Aquino blew his top at the forum moderator, BizNewsAsia publisher and president Antonio Lopez, for being “biased” in favor of NP standard-bearer Manny Villar, who was “introduced and treated more […]

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Loren: Create Crisis Center for Street Children

February 17, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA IS ADVOCATING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CRISIS CENTER FOR THE COUNTRY’S STREET CHILDREN, PUSHING FOR THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL 230 TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE LAST FEW DAYS WHEN CONGRESS RESUMES SESSION IN JUNE BEFORE ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE. LOREN STRESSED THAT “AS THE POPULATION BALLOONS AND SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHICS AMONG FAMILIES CHANGE, IT IS THE GOVERNMENT’S MORAL OBLIGATION TO SAFEGUARD THE WELFARE OF FILIPINO CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY THOSE GETTING LESS OR NO CARE AT ALL.”
She lamented […]

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Villar also dominates ‘ground war’

February 17, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—NOT ONLY DO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MANUEL VILLAR’S POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS DOMINATE THE AIRWAVES, HIS CAMPAIGN MATERIALS ALSO REIGN IN THE STREETS.
This observation resulted from the field research conducted by the Consortium on Electoral Reforms (CER) since the start of the official campaign period for national positions on February 9.
“Among the candidates it is again Manny Villar who has the most propaganda materials posted,” said Gladstone Cuarteros, coordinator of CER field monitoring project during the launch of the “Pera’t […]

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Villar, Loren welcomed in rival’s bailiwick

February 17, 2010

ROXAS CITY–THE WOMEN WERE SIGHTED REACHING OUT TO HIM, ASKING FOR A KISS OR A HUG. SOME WERE CHANTING “MANNY! MANNY!” WHILE OTHERS SANG TO THE FAMILIAR TUNE OF HIS CAMPAIGN JINGLE.
This was the sight that greeted Sen. Manuel Villar, Jr., though he was no celebrity, when he arrived in this city together with his running mate Sen. Loren Legarda and the whole senatorial slate of the Nacionalista Party.
The province of Capiz is known to be the bailiwick […]

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Comelec allays fears on automated polls

February 16, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES–IT’S ALL ABOUT FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday the poll body would just have to keep the presidential candidates informed about its preparations for the automated balloting in May.
Election Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said the concerns raised by the candidates at a forum were prompted by “a new way of voting and a new way of counting votes.”
“I guess the best way is just to inform them of what’s happening, the […]

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Loren Calls for Protection of Press, Mediamen

February 16, 2010

CRITICIZING THE COUNTRY’S POOR TRACK RECORD OF PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF JOURNALISTS, VICE PRESIDENTIABLE LOREN LEGARDA REASSURED THE COUNTRY’S MEDIA PRACTITIONERS OF HER SUPPORT FOR JOURNALISTS’ WELFARE BY PUSHING FOR BETTER COMPENSATION, BENEFITS AND HAZARD INSURANCE.
“We’ve been labeled by the world as the worst place for journalists–even worse than Iraq–and last November’s Maguindanao massacre was just one of the most gruesome criminal incidents our journalists faced in line of duty of keeping the country informed. Our media practitioners deserve […]

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