BBM backs Legarda’s senate comeback bid

January 31, 2022 People's Tonight 127 views

PRESIDENTIAL aspirant Bongbong Marcos stressed his support for senatorial bet Loren Legarda as he called her the “green champion in the senate” and someone who can do a lot for the country.

Marcos on Thursday co-hosted Davao City mayor Sara Duterte’s online show “Sara All For You.”

“Noong kasama ko si Sen. Loren sa senado, siya talaga ang “green champion” dahil pinaglalaban niya ang kalikasan. She’s also been a very strong proponent for our local crafts and local industry,” Marcos said.

“Pag nakikita ko na tumayo na si Senator Loren, alam ko na meron talaga siyang magagawa para sa environment, para sa green issues. Please continue that kasi it is more and more important than it ever was before,” he added.

The three-term senator vowed to continue and improve her senate legislations should she win in this year’s elections.

Legarda pushed for the passage of 10 environmental laws such as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Renewable Energy Law, and the Climate Change Act.

She also co-authored the Free Tertiary Education Act in 2007, providing underprivileged Filipino students the opportunity to pursue college degrees through free tuition and exemption from other fees in state universities and colleges.

“Libre na ang matrikula at miscellaneous expenses sa lahat po ng mga state universities at colleges, at sa mga local government colleges at government-accredited TESDA institutions,” Legarda said.

She also vowed to focus on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) Law, saying its more active promotion and execution will help Filipinos expand their employment and livelihood prospects.

“Alam natin na 99 percent po ng ating ekonomiya ay mga maliliit na negosyo. Ginawa po natin yong batas na yan noong 2007 at sana po pagbalik sa senado ay mapaigting pa natin ang batas na yan para mabangon natin ang ekonomiya ng mga mamaliliit na negosyante,” she said.

Vice presidential aspirant and the show’s host Sara Duterte thanked Legarda for her efforts.

“Thank you, Senator Loren. Kaya ang higpit po ng aming suporta sa iyo dahil nakikita namin ang kagalingan mo sa lahat ng ginawa mo sa ating bansa,” Duterte said.

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