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Legarda remains on top in latest SWS survey

May 8, 2013

Reelectionist Senator Loren Legarda remained on top of the people’s choice for senator in the 2013 elections as revealed in the SWS’ final pre-election survey conducted on May 2-3, 2013 with 2,400 respondents.

Legarda said she is ever grateful that despite the black propaganda hurled against her, she remains number one in surveys and in the hearts of the people.

“Salamat sa Diyos at salamat sa lahat ng tao na patuloy ang tiwala at suporta sa akin. The result of this latest survey gives me renewed strength and inspiration. This goes to show that Filipinos will not be swayed by the dirty tactics deployed by some to tarnish the good name and track record I have worked hard on,” she stressed.

“I hope that on Election Day the Filipino electorate will look into our track record, what we have done and what we plan to do,” she added.

Among Legarda’s priorities in her next term in the Senate is the Universal Healthcare Coverage Act, which will ensure free healthcare services for the twenty-five million Filipinos through Philhealth.

She will also expand college scholarship through the Pantawid Tuition Program, which seeks to fund one college scholar for every poor family, particularly those belonging to the 3.8 million poorest households.

Legarda continues to work with different sectors in solving key issues such as poverty, malnutrition and unemployment, through L.O.R.E.N. sa Bawat Barangay, which is short for Livelihood Opportunities to Raise Employment Nationwide.

The program aims to inform citizens about livelihood and employment opportunities available to them and to involve various sectors and local government agencies in the creation of jobs and businesses.