Congratulations to the Winners of May 2010 Elections

May 11, 2010

I sincerely congratulate my winning colleagues in the race, Noynoy Aquino and Jejomar Binay. I wish them all the best in the difficult road ahead for our country. May their leadership usher in a new era of less poverty, stable economic growth, peace and environmental security. Now is the time to put strained relationships and political disunities spawned during the electoral campaign behind us. Let us work together in cooperation and in constructive engagement to build a better nation.
I’d like […]

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7th Provincial Convention – Liga Ng Mga Barangay Pangasinan

March 16, 2010

Sabi nila, kung gusto mo raw maramdaman ang tunay na pulso ng bayan, kausapin mo ang mga barangay chairman at barangay officials. Sila kasi ang laging nasa harap ng masang Pilipino, nakaririnig ng kanilang hinaing at gumagawa ng paraan para masolusyunan ang mga problema sa abot ng kanilang makakaya.
Sa aking pagiikot sa bansa bago ko pa man ideklara ang aking kandidatura, marami akong natutunan sa kanila. Sabi ko nga sa sarili ko, baka lang nakalilimutan ng ilan, na ang […]

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Loren welcomes Manny Pacquiao

December 21, 2009

Manny Pacquiao always fights for flag and country whenever he steps inside the square boxing ring, proving to the whole world that we Filipinos can excel in our chosen fields because we are disciplined, skilled and motivated.
He is a well-grounded young man who, while always thanking God for His blessings, has never forgotten to share them with our less-fortunate countrymen.
During the typhoons that ravaged Metro Manila, Manny took a break from his frenetic training for a very important […]

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Parliamentary Meeting: Politics of Climate Change Legislation

December 15, 2009

My fellow parliamentarians,
I am pleased and honored to speak before you in this landmark conference on the greatest challenge humanity faces today. Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities.
In different parts of the world, like in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region, climate change has already ushered unprecedented disasters, among the more recent was the flooding in the Philippine capital last September, whose impact on people‚Äôs lives shall […]

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What to do with the budget

December 5, 2009

Vice – Chairperson, Sub-Committee D
Committee on Finance
Mr. President, as Vice-Chairperson for Senate Finance Sub-committee D, I have the honor and privilege to co-sponsor and report for the consideration of this august chamber, the proposed budget of the departments and agencies within the coverage of the sub-committee. These are the Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Health, the Office of Muslim Affairs, and the National Youth Commission.
The 1.54-trillion budget for next year was […]

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