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Loren Defends Her Man, Lauds Villar’s Vision for RP

February 11, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES– BEFORE MEMBERS OF THE MAKATI BUSINESS CLUB, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA REAFFIRMED HER COMMITMENT TO THE COUNTRY’S TRADE, AGRICULTURE, HEALTH AND EDUCATION SECTORS, SAYING THAT THESE ADVOCACIES ARE CONSISTENT WITH RUNNING MATE MANNY VILLAR’S PLATFORM OF GOVERNANCE.
Loren said, “We both believe in the same solutions to the problems hounding our country, and we have the same commitment to poverty alleviation, improving health and education, creating more jobs, pushing for more trade and investment, and mitigating the threats of climate change.”
Loren, speaking to members of the press, lauded Villar for his speech to corporate leaders of the Makati Central Business District for the business club’s series of speeches for presidential candidates. She stressed the importance of a solid cooperation between running-mates both in the campaign and in office if elected “to deliver their programs to the people.”
She also emphasized Villar’s commitment to the business community in pushing for the reforms in the country’s trade and investment policies to strengthen the domestic economy; and to safeguard the interests of corporations and consumers.
Among Legarda’s initiatives to improve the country’s trade and commerce are her bills to institutionalize the Mindanao Economic Development Authority (MEDA), the enhancement of information technology, fortifying policies in agriculture and domestic production, the improvement of the education system to further build human capital, and REMEDIAL legislation in response to current demands and challenges.
“Our programs together offer Filipinos opportunities to improve their lives. The Philippines has a highly competent workforce, rich natural resources, and friendly policies of trade and commerce. We are all for giving Filipinos better access to these, because our programs are intended to alleviate people from poverty and improve their lives,” Legarda concluded.