Category Archives: Press Release

Statement of Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs, on “tambay”

We condole with the loved ones of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo. We condemn the death of the 25-year-old while under police custody, and we demand justice. This recent death of a detainee, earlier incidents of false arrests, and the alarm raised by various groups should prompt a closer scrutiny of Oplan RODY (Rid the Streets of […]

Statement of Erin Tañada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs On SC decision on CJ Sereno

I wasn’t expecting anything different from the SC. Their first decision showed that they were willing to destroy the institution and violate our Constitution. The SC was beyond redemption. It is now our duty and obligation to protect what we have left of our democracy & freedoms. ** Wala akong inaasahang iba sa SC. Ipinakita […]

Statement of Erin Tañada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs, on Independence Day

Today, the 120th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, we ask: Are we free from hunger and deprivation? Do our elections, aimed as an exercise of our political and economic freedom, offer us choices with substance rather than swagger? Does our educational system take us to the path of liberation from ignorance? Can we […]

Statement of Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs, on protecting Filipino fishermen from harassment of Chinese coast guard

Sa halip na gumawa ng paraan para maprotektahan ang ating mga mangingisda, matamlay na naman ang posisyon ng administrasyong Duterte ukol sa panggigipit at pagnanakaw ng Chinese coast guard. Ang malala pa rito, tila ginagamit ang makinarya ng gobyerno sa mga bayarang Internet troll laban sa mga kaawa-awang mangingisda ng Zambales, na nagdaan sa isang […]

Duterte told: Don’t mess with Marcos poll protest vs VP Leni

Two opposition stalwarts on Wednesday urged President Duterte to avoid dipping his hands into the election protest filed by losing candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo. According to former congressman, human rights lawyer Barry Gutierrez, the President’s inquiry into the state of Marcos’s election protest could influence the result of the manual […]

Maria Socorro Diokno’s speech on 26th death anniversary of Sen. Lorenzo Tanada

Sen. Lorenzo M. Tañada and the Diokno’s have had a long, intergenerational relationship. My grandfather, Ramon Marasigan Diokno, often met Senator Tañada at the halls of justice–on opposing sides, and later, they crafted policy together at the Senate in the late 1940s. My father, Jose W. Diokno, was Senator Tañada’s client, friend, and colleague in […]

Abolishing PCGG to abolish $10-billion Marcos plunder: Partido Liberal

Abolishing the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is equivalent to abolishing the $10-billion plunder of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family and cronies, Partido Liberal officials said Wednesday. Erin Tañada, the party’s vice president for external affairs, said PCGG’s abolition under House Bill 7376 allows Solicitor General Jose Calida to reverse the […]

Message of Partido Liberal on Mother’s Day

This is a salute to mothers — amazing, wonderful people who constantly teach their children selflessness, dignity, and integrity. Without their care and guidance, we wouldn’t have brilliant, principled leaders; we wouldn’t have the strength to stand our ground against injustices; we wouldn’t have the heart to #resist. Kaya happy Mother’s Day sa lahat ng […]

Our Final Protection

Vice President Leni Robredo’s Keynote Message at the Free the Courts: A Justice Forum UP-NCPAG Assembly Hall, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City Maraming salamat po. Maupo po tayong lahat. Atty. Abdiel Fajardo, our IBP [Integrated Bar of the Philippines] President and the other officers and members of the IBP who are present this morning; Atty. […]

Statement of Erin Tanada, LP vice president for external affairs On Sister Patricia Fox’s Deportation

Sr. Patricia Fox has been engaged in human rights fact-finding mission in the Philippines for over two decades. She is now being ordered to leave the country. Bakit ide-deport ang isang human rights worker para umano sa pakikilahok sa “illegal political activities” kung ang partido nga ng Pangulo, ang PDP-Laban, ang nag-host ng launch ng […]