Saturday, May 11, 2013
Reelectionist Senator Loren Legarda today said she wants to end the campaign for the 2013 Elections expressing her gratitude to all the individuals and groups that have endorsed her senatorial bid as well as the Filipino electorate for making her always number one in the surveys.
“I am truly grateful to all the groups that endorsed my candidacy and to every individual who has chosen me in every senatorial survey conducted by various pollsters. With this outpouring support, I can only say that I am sincerely thankful and that I will continue to serve the people through the programs that I have presented to them throughout the campaign,” said Legarda.
Legarda’s track record and legislative accomplishments proved to be greater than any black propaganda hurled against her as she has continuously received the endorsements of various religious, sectoral and cause-oriented groups.
Abono Party list endorsed Legarda citing her Pantawid Tuition Program that will contribute to improving the plight of Filipino farmers by sending children of farmers to school; while Lakas Manggagawa Labor Center (LMLC) announced its support for her stressing that the lady senator is not only pro-environment but is also a champion of labor rights as she pushed hard for the passage of the Kasambahay Law in the Senate.
The Trade Union Congress Party (TUCP), the country’s largest labor confederation, has also included the lady senator in their list of candidates, saying that she was at the forefront in passing laws protecting the rights of workers; while the Philippine Trade and General Workers Organization (PTGWO) expressed their support for Legarda, highlighting her initiatives “to improve jobs, raise decent wages for workers, and advance consumer protection.”
The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), the Manggagawa para sa Kalayaan ng Bayan (MAKABAYAN), and the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) are also supporting Legarda’s third run for the Senate.
Meanwhile, overseas Filipino organizations such as the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) and the Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC) have announced that they are endorsing Legarda. Both organizations made their choice based on criteria of competence, integrity and a track record of accomplishing observable good results that benefit people.
Religious groups including the command vote of Iglesia ni Cristo; The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, led by Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy; and the Independent Bishops Conference of the Philippines (IBCP), all expressed their support for Legarda.
Furthermore, Mother Lily Monteverde, the matriarch of Philippine show business, declared her support to Legarda in a press conference for the lady senator.
Also endorsing Legarda are the Purple Ribbon for Reproductive Health Movement; the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) and Kabataan Party List; and Ladlad Party List.
Amid these endorsements, Legarda has consistently topped various election surveys including the most recent surveys conducted by pollsters Pulse Asia, Social Weather Stations, and Stratpolls.
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