Repressive and regressive legislation and policies stunt sustainable socio-economic development. The Duterte administration’s irrepressible campaign to reimpose the death penalty, reduce the age of criminal responsibility, delete libertarian safeguards in the Human Security Act, revive the Anti-Subversion Law and liberalize wire-tapping are counterproductive roadblocks to human development. There must be a rights-based approach to legislation […]
MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) should keep off campuses and focus on keeping the public safe and on solving the continuing mass murder of drug suspects, said Erin Tañada, Liberal Party vice president for external affairs. “Having the police, intelligence agents ,and even the military inside campuses will send a chilling effect on […]
MANILA — Assistant Minority Leader Representative Stella Luz A. Quimbo (Marikina, 2nd District) urged the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to investigate rice millers and traders for violating the Philippine Competition Act, saying on Wednesday that rice millers and traders were abusing farmers by taking advantage of their dominant market position. Quimbo — a Professor and […]
Speaking the truth is not sedition: Kit MANILA — Deputy Minority Leader Rep. Kit Belmonte on Tuesday challenged his fellow lawmakers in the Lower House to put the needs of the people ahead of politics. “Our goal is not to follow this or that marching order because there are no marching orders higher than that […]
The Liberal Democrats in the House stand solidly behind Vice President Leni Robredo. The consensus among our ranks is clear: The attacks and harassment against the Vice President is a red line for every member of the Party.
We urge our fellow lawmakers at the House of Representatives to seriously consider where they stand in the face of the harassment and persecution brought upon our party chairperson. We must rally behind our party chairperson. Itinutulak ngayon ng mga nasa kapangyarihan ang pag-alis sa pwesto kay VP Leni, mula sa bantang impeachment dahil sa […]
Political harassment at persecution ang ginawang pagsampa ng kaso ng sedition, inciting to sedition, at kung anu-ano pa kina Vice President Leni Robredo at sa ating mga kaalyado sa Senado at sa mga kandidato natin sa Otso Diretso, at maging sa mga sumuporta sa ating mga taong-simbahan. Gawa-gawa, kasinungalingan, at walang basehan sa katotohanan ang […]
The goal remains: Elect a genuine Minority Leader at the House of Representatives that can provide the check and the balance to the Majority that is aligned with the powerful administration.