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Know Their Stand: Loren Legarda, Senatorial Candidate

teampnoy-thumb400-lorenElections are coming. If you are a voter, you should know who you are voting for and where they stand, especially when it comes to issues of secularism. Here are senatorial candidate Loren Legardas responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.


Reproductive Health – FOR

“Because it’s for the rural women of our country. The RH law offers a small measure of support to make sure that access to information and services is made less difficult for the poor.”


Sin Tax – FOR

“It is earmarked for the universal healthcare, kalusugang pangkalahatan to give healthcare coverage to the 25 million poorest Filipinos.”


Cybercrime – AGAINST

“(Voted for it but) I’m not in favor of it. I was one of those who proposed amendments especially on the libel provision na kailangan tanggalin.”


Freedom of Information – FOR

“I’m one of the authors.”


Anti-Political Dynasty – NO STAND

“I’m not from a political family but it will be a Herculean job to ban it. If there is a bill then I will study it. It’s hard to say.”


Divorce – AGAINST

“I believe in civil annulment and what we should do is expand and broaden the base of civil annulment and make it more accesible to the poor women who are trapped in abusive marriages. Annulment should be inexpensive even free for victims of abusive relationships.”


Death Penalty – NO STAND

“I want to see how it can be a deterrent to crime but definitely we need to do something about criminality but if it’s a deterent to crime but I’m very angry when it comes to insestious rape and to gruesome murders it angers me but I want to see the direct correlation between death penalty and it being a deterrent to crime.”


Same-Sex Marriage – NO STAND

“I believe in civil union and granting the rights and privileges to the LGBTs. Marriage, that I think we have to study that because I’m not sure may constitutional prohibition.”


Total Gun Ban – FOR

“I’m for a gunless society and those who can carry firearms should only be military officers and soldiers.”




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