Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Loren Legarda

Basic Profile:

  • Full Name: Lorna Regina Bautista Legarda
  • Nickname: Loren Legarda
  • Birthdate: 1960-Jan-28
  • Profession: legislator / senator
  • Place of Birth: City of Manila
  • Place of Voter Registration: Potrero, Malabon City
  • Current Residence: Potrero, Malabon City
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Political Party: Nationalist People’s Coalition

Current Position in Government:
Senator (2007-present)
Chairperson, Committee on Climate Change and the Oversight Committee on Climate Change; Committee on Foreign Relations and the Legislative Oversight Committee on the Visiting Forces Agreement; and the Committee on Cultural Communities

Positions previously held in Government:
Senator (1998-2004)
She ran for Vice President twice, as running mate of the late Fernando Poe Jr. and Manny Villar, respectively.

Relatives in Government or Politics: None


  • Assumption Convent- Elementary (1973)
  • Assumption Convent- High school (1977)
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman- Broadcast Communication (1981)
  • University of California- Special Studies towards Professional Designation in Journalism (1985)
  • National Defense College of the Philippines Educational and Development Foundation, Inc.- National Security Administration (1993)


  • LAKAS-NUCD-UMD(1998 – 2003), Party member
  • Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino(2004 – 2004), Party member
  • United Opposition(2006 – 2007), Coalition member
  •  Nationalist People’s Coalition(2007 – 2013), Party member
  • Nacionalista Party(2010 – 2010), Party member

Bills Passed:

  • Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (principal author)
  • Climate Change Act of 2009 and its amendatory law (principal sponsor, author)
  • Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Act (principal sponsor, author)
  • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Act of 2009 (principal sponsor, co-author)
  • Solid Waste Management Act (principal sponsor, author)
  • Barangay Kabuhayan Act (principal sponsor, author)
  • Clean Air Act (author)
  • Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act (author)
  • Anti-Child Labor law (author)
  • Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law (author)
  • Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act (author)
  • Philippine Ear Research Institute Act (author)
  • Eid’ul Fitr Holiday Law (author)

Platforms and Advocacies:

  • Law, Order & Good Governance
  • Rights of Women, Youth and Children
  • Education
  • Environment, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Employment & Entrepreneurship
  • Nationalism

Stands on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: FOR
  • Sin Tax Law: FOR
  • Cyber Crime Law: AGAINST
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: NO STAND
  • Divorce: AGAINST
  • Death Penalty: NO STAND
  • Same-sex Marriage: NO STAND
  • Total Gun Ban: FOR
  • Pork Barrel System: NOT AVAILABLE

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