Loren: Expedite search for missing Filipinos in Haiti

January 15, 2010

AFTER THE DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI THAT KILLED ALMOST 500,000, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CALLED ON THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO EXPEDITE THE SEARCH FOR MISSING FILIPINOS IN THE WAR-TORN, DISASTER-STRICKEN COUNTRY.
“I extend my deepest sympathies to the victims and their families, and I call on the DFA to move fast, find out the whereabouts of all the Filipinos in Haiti and ensure their welfare,” said Loren.
There are almost 500 members of the Filipino community in Haiti, who […]

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Loren urges full dev’t of coco industry

January 14, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD, URGED LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) IN LAGUNA TO CONTINUE IN ITS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP THE COCONUT INDUSTRY WHICH IS THE MAJOR ECONOMIC MOVER IN THE REGION.
Loren aired the call as the City of San Pablo celebrates a weeklong festival called The Coco Festival. The week-long festivity is held to promote the city’s main produce – the coconut.
“I urge the LGU to continue its eco-tourism […]

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Haiti aftermath: Loren calls for safer buildings

January 14, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS AGAINST EARTHQUAKES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE STRONG TEMBLOR THAT ROCKED HAITI AND CAUSED WIDESPREAD DEVASTATION AND LOSS OF LIVES IN THE CENTRAL AMERICA NATION.
“Hospitals and other health facilities are critical public infrastructures especially when disaster strikes and victims need emergency services and medical care. Therefore, they should be disaster-proof and disaster-resilient,” said Loren, the chairperson of the Senate committee on demography and health.
“The […]

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Loren urges GMA: Inhibit self from appointing SC chief

January 13, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA APPEALED YESTERDAY TO PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO TO INHIBIT HERSELF FROM APPOINTING THE NEXT CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT “IN ORDER NOT TO COMPROMISE THE INTEGRITY OF THE ENTIRE COURT.”
“I know that some allies of the President are insisting that she has the power to appoint the next chief justice of the Supreme Court, but I urge her, not just out of delicadeza, but out of love for our country, to inhibit herself from appointing the […]

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Loren: ‘Failure of elections a real possibility’

January 12, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WARNED OF A POSSIBLE FAILURE OF ELECTIONS IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT RELEASE ON TIME THE BUDGET FOR VOTERS’ EDUCATION.
The senator said that while the Commission of Elections is supposed to receive a total budget of between P110 million for voters’ education, less than P35 million is reported to have been released so far to the poll body by the Department of Budget and Management.
“If the Comelec is operating on a meager budget for […]

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