Category Archives: Press Release

LIBERAL SENATORS VOTE YES TO HOLDOVER FOR BARANGAY EXECS, MAY 2018 BARANGAY ELECTIONS

MANILA – Liberal Senators on Wednesday voted “yes” to have barangay officials keep their posts in a holdover capacity, and to postpone the village and youth elections only if it would be held on May 2018 and if the power of the president to appoint barangay officials is removed. The proposal was put on the […]

LP Senators on Barangay Elections Cancellation: A Step Away to Nationwide Martial Law

Liberal Party (LP) senators said the planned cancellation of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections and allowing President Duterte to appoint barangay officers in charge could be a step away to a nationwide martial law. “We are against the postponement of the barangay and SK elections and even more, we are opposed to the proposal to […]

‘Major rethinking’ of anti-drug war should start with turning over PNP case files to CHR – LP

The government should face the problem of drug-linked killings head-on, instead of trying to look for purported saboteurs and destabilizers when things have become too messy and bloody.   We welcome the announcement of Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella this past Thursday that the government is doing a “major rethinking” of its war on drugs after […]

LP Senators to Block PNP’s P900M fund for Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded Unless…

Liberal Party (LP) senators will block the drastic increase in the Philippine National Police’s fund for its anti-drug war campaign from P20 million to P900 million for 2018 unless it presents alternative strategies in the war against drugs. “We will reject the 4,400-percent increase in the budget for Oplan Tokhang (also called Oplan Double Barrel […]

LP LEGISLATORS PRAISE PET DECISION ON INTEGRITY OF 2016 ELECTIONS

Liberal Party legislative representatives also celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to validate the Automated Election System used in last year’s elections. “Alam naman nating lahat na si VP Leni talaga ang pinili ng mga Pilipino,” said Rep. Teddy Baguilat (Lone District, Ifugao), newly installed Party Vice Chairman for Internal Affairs. “Itong desisyong ito ng PET […]

LP SENATORS WELCOME PET’S DECISION ON INTEGRITY OF 2016 ELECTIONS

Liberal Party (LP) senators on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to uphold the integrity of the Automated Election System (AES) that was used in the 2016 national and local elections. “We are satisfied with the PET’s decision upholding the results of the 2016 elections. We are happy […]

Asian Women Leaders to Duterte: ‘Charges are Manipulated, Free Leila!’

MANILA — Philippine Senator Leila M. de Lima, who is currently detained on politically-motivated charges, found new allies in a delegation from the Women’s Caucus of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) who visited her today in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. CALD is the only […]

LP Senators to New Customs Head: Prevent Entry of Shabu from China

Liberal Party (LP) senators welcomed the removal of Nicanor Faeldon as commissioner of the Bureau of Customs, saying reforms are needed in the agency following the entry of P6.4 billion worth of shabu from China recently. “Kung seryoso talaga ang labang ito sa talamak na droga, hanapin natin ang ulo ng pagpapalusot sa Bureau of […]

LP appoints Baguilat, Tañada to key party posts

MANILA – Liberal Party President Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has appointed Representative Teodoro “Teddy” Baguilat (Lone District, Ifugao) as Vice President for Internal Affairs and former Representative Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada (4th District, Quezon) as Vice President for External Affairs, effective immediately. Both posts are part of the party’s National Executive Council (NECO), which serves as […]

LP ratifies party chairmanship of VP Leni, presidency of Sen. Kiko; honors P-Noy as chairman emeritus

The National Executive Council (NECO) of the Liberal Party on Thursday ratified the party presidency of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and the party chairmanship of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. In the first official gathering of the party since the May 2016 presidential election, the council also ratified a resolution conferring the title of […]