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Diokno slamming door on teachers’ pay raise is insensitive, heartless — Partido Liberal senators

The statement of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno that a salary increase for public school teachers was not a priority at this time was insensitive, if not heartless, Partido Liberal senators said Thursday. “It’s not certainly the way to treat our public school teachers, who have been seeking government’s help for higher salaries and additional benefits so […]

Liberal senators slam dictator son for questioning election tribunal credibility

Partido Liberal senators on Thursday slammed Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for questioning the credibility of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), whom he charged of being unfair in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. “Hindi maganda na kwestyunin mo ang kredibilidad ng PET kung hindi pabor sa iyo ang mga desisyon,” said Partido Liberal president […]

Liberal senators: Faeldon’s appointment is a defeat of justice

Partido Liberal senators lamented that justice lost today with the appointment of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon as deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense. Senators Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino, and Franklin Drilon maintained that President Duterte should appoint persons with unblemished reputation and not those involved in past anomalies, if he’s really serious […]

LIBERAL SENATORS TO GOVT: CONDUCT FAIR, IMPARTIAL PROBE INTO DENGUE VACCINE PROGRAM

Liberal senators urged the government to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the failed dengue vaccine program. “We support calls for investigation of this issue as thousands of children’s lives are at stake here. We must ensure that the investigation will not be selective and will cover all periods of implementation of the program,” […]

FREEDOM SPEECH OF SENATOR FRANCIS N. PANGILINAN

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. Allow me first to congratulate the Freedom Flame awardees tonight and thank you to the FNF for this tradition. During Marcos’s martial rule, and even before the dictator and his family fled in February of 1986, as a student activist, I already knew the taste, the feel, and the smell […]

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN BACK TO PNP RAISES SUSPICIONS RE GOVT SINCERITY — LIBERAL SENATORS

The government’s plan to bring the Philippine National Police (PNP) back to its war on drugs raises suspicions about its sincerity in solving the drug problem and its real objectives, according to Partido Liberal senators. “Bakit ibabalik sa PNP? Kumpiyansa na ba tayo na wala nang mga mapang-abusong kapulisan? Wala namang malinaw na cleansing, wala […]

NON-POLITICIANS TAKE OATH AS PARTIDO LIBERAL, ‘READY TO TAKE ON CHALLENGES OF THE TIMES’

Over 100 non-politicians on Tuesday night took their oath as new members of Partido Liberal in Quezon City, marking the shift of the opposition party into a people’s party, the direction set by party president Sen. Kiko Pangilinan. Partido Liberal chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo administered the oath to the new members who come mostly […]

Govt asked to look into rising prices of basic goods

MANILA – Liberal senators ask government to look into the rising prices of goods and ensure that the necessary interventions are in place to protect the public. “We have to determine if the government has contingency measures that it can implement immediately to manage the increase in the prices of basic commodities like rice, LPG, […]

LIBERAL SENATORS TO GOVT: CRITICISM IS NOT DESTABILIZATION

Liberal senators criticized the administration for continually insisting that the party has a plan to destabilize government. “Ang kritisismo at pagpapahayag ng saloobin ay mga haligi ng demokrasya at hindi dapat ituring na destabilisasyon laban sa pamahalaan,” said Partido Liberal president Sen. Francis Pangilinan. Sen. Bam Aquino said top government officials should stop floating news […]

Amid impeach bid, 21 Liberal lawmakers seek to ‘preserve, protect Ombudsman independence’

With an impeachment complaint poised against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, 26 members of the House of Representatives, 21 of them from Partido Liberal, on Monday night filed a resolution expressing support to “preserve and protect the constitutional independence and integrity of the Office of the Ombudsman.” Signatories to House Resolution 1395 were: Liberal lawmakers 1. […]