NPC, UP prof see Loren win

January 11, 2010

WHEN ALL THE VOTES ARE COUNTED AFTER THE MAY ELECTIONS, SEN. LOREN LEGARDA IS LIKELY TO EMERGE AS THE WINNER OF THE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL RACE, ACCORDING TO THE NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION (NPC) AND A UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES PROFESSOR.
Nationalist People’s Coalition spokesman, Rep. Rex Gatchalian, maintains that Loren, the party’s vice-presidential bet, is “still the one to beat because of her proven track record.”
“The current lead of Loren’s closest rival in surveys is not insurmountable. And I predict that […]

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Unified effort for cleaner air needed – Loren

January 10, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID YESTERDAY THAT ANY AND ALL EFFORTS, MOVES AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS THAT COULD REDUCE THE EMISSION OF CARBON INTO THE AIR SHOULD BE FULLY SUPPORTED BECAUSE “GLOBAL WARMING AND THE RESULTING CLIMATE CHANGE IS EVERYONE’S CONCERN.”
Loren issued the statement in reaction to the Radio Frequency ID (RFID) program of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) which the agency started implementing last January 4.
Among other things, the LTO’s RFID project is intended to ensure full compliance by […]

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Loren brings climate change issue to Mindanao

January 9, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED MINDANAOANS TO INTENSIFY EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
Loren visited Tangub City in Misamis Occidental on Friday to grace the celebration of the Christmas Symbols Festival.
In her remarks during the annual festival, Loren said Filipinos must “protect the environment and our natural resources because these are vital to our economic and social development.”
“Our experience in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon last year with back-to-back […]

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Loren seeks probe of ‘failed’ irrigation project in Leyte

January 8, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA VOWED YESTERDAY TO LOOK INTO A $41.67 MILLION IRRIGATION PROJECT IN THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE WHICH WAS DECLARED A FAILURE BY THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB), A MANILA-BASED MULTILATERAL FINANCING INSTITUTION.
The chair of the Senate Food and Agriculture Committee and the Congressional Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization (COCAFM), Loren, noted with dismay that an independent evaluation conducted by ADB on the 2nd Irrigation Systems Improvement project deemed it “inefficient” and “unsustainable” in attaining its […]

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Loren: RP deeper in debt but who benefits?

January 7, 2010

ARE THE POOR BENEFITING AT ALL FROM THE GOVERNMENT’S HEAVY FOREIGN BORROWINGS?
Senator Loren Legarda posed this question as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported that the country’s outstanding external debt amounted to $53.1 billion as of the end of the third quarter, up 2.5 percent from $51.8 billion recorded as of end-June.
“The country’s economic managers should be forthright and tell us exactly where the foreign borrowings are spent on, because the number of poor Filipinos has not […]

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