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Legarda to help restore Gabaldon school building

SENATOR LOREN Legarda is presented a letter-request for support for the restoration of a Gabaldon-type school building in Bayambang, Pangasinan province, by Rosendo So, head of the agriculture group Sinag. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Senator Loren Legarda has committed to the restoration of a Gabaldon school building in response to a request from the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Bayambang Central School made through the head of an agriculture group.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Flavier called Drilon Mila’s lechon

SENATE TRIBUTE  Senators attend the necrological service for the late Sen. Juan Flavier at the session hall of the Senate. From left, Gringo Honasan, Chiz Escudero, Senate President Franklin Drilon, Loren Legarda, Tito Sotto and Sonny Angara.  RAFFY LERMA

Sen. Juan Flavier spared no one from his ribbing, including Senate President Franklin Drilon whom he called “Mila’s lechon (roasted pig).”

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos must show resilience before disaster–Legarda

Senator Loren Legarda

MANILA, Philippines–One year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” battered Central Visayas and nearby regions, Sen. Loren Legarda wants the Filipino to manifest his vaunted resilience even before a natural hazard occurs. “The world recognizes the resilience of the Filipino spirit. Even after experiencing the worst disaster, we find reason to smile and laugh, we help others […]

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Barrio doctor Juan Flavier was Senate’s resident funnyman

Juan Flavier

During the two terms he served in the Senate, the late Juan Flavier was its resident funnyman. He’d crack jokes on the floor, in a hearing or during a banter with colleagues that often sent everyone guffawing.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Land swap or Aquino OK eyed to keep children’s hospital in QC site

HERE TO STAY?  For the last 34 years, the government hospital has been occupying a 3.7-hectare property at the corner of Agham Road and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.  INQUIRER PHOTO

Senators hope to help resolve by yearend concerns over whether the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) would remain in its Quezon City location, as they called on President Benigno Aquino III to issue a proclamation donating the 3.7-hectare property to the hospital that caters mostly to the indigent.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »