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Duterte: What I’m after is a mind like Loren Legarda 

Duterte: What I’m after is a brain like Loren Legarda 

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and former senator Loren Legarda. INQUIRER FILES

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has praised senatorial candidate Loren Legarda, saying her intelligence must be within the Senate.

Throughout PDP-Laban’s marketing campaign rally in Rizal on Tuesday, Duterte careworn that Legarda’s efforts in addressing the folks’s wants and the standard of service that she has supplied for therefore a few years as a legislator deserves his endorsement.

“Alam niya kung bakit ko siya sinusuportahan. Ang hinahabol ko yung utak kagaya ni Loren Legarda. Sayang kung wala yan (sa Senado), [She knows why I support her. What I am after is a brain like Loren Legarda. It will be a pity if there’s nothing like that in the Senate]” Duterte mentioned.

Duterte additional said that Legarda, because the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, didn’t hesitate to help finances amendments, particularly if it was for the welfare of the Filipinos.

“Sa awa ng Diyos lahat ng hiningi ko, binigay niya to help. ‘Yung free irrigation (for small farmers) siya nag-sponsor, siya nagpadagdag ng enhance ng sweldo ng mga pulis at sundalo, ‘yung free school, tertiary schooling, at yung sinabi kong common healthcare [By God’s mercy, she gave every support I asked for. She sponsored the free irrigation for small farmers, the salary increased of the police and soldiers, the free college education, and the universal healthcare],” he mentioned.

Throughout her chairmanship of the Senate committee on finance, farmers obtained a P2-billion subsidy of irrigation service charges beneath the Basic Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2017 and Php 2.6 billion beneath GAA 2018.

Beneath GAA 2018, Legarda co-sponsored the joint decision growing the bottom pay of troopers, law enforcement officials, and different uniformed personnel and allotted P62.8 billion.

The Vintage lone district consultant additionally allotted P8.3 billion beneath the Fee on Greater Schooling (CHEd) finances for the implementation of free tuition in State Universities and Faculties (SUCs) for Tutorial Yr 2017-2018,  P40 billion for the enactment of Common Entry to High quality Tertiary Schooling Act in 2018, and extra P250 million to fund the free tuition for medical college students in SUCs.

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