Category Archives: Press Release


The House of Representatives and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno are headed to an impasse on the adoption of annual cash-based appropriations in the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA) in lieu of the traditional obligation-based budgeting. The Members of the House are all against Diokno’s innovation that has resulted in serious budgetary cuts. The looming deadlock […]

Statement of Erin Tañada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs, on the minority fight at the House of Representatives

With Rep. Danilo Suarez’s tight grip on the post of Minority Leader, the entire House of Representatives is tarnished anew with the image of being fake, subservient, and uncritical. Instead of a vibrant and deliberative chamber, we will continue to have a mutual admiration club. Despite this development, we, the Liberal Party members and our […]

Statement of Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs, On Napoles and Carandang

Two contrasting headlines dominate Philippine newspapers this morning. On one hand, the United States indicts Pork Barrel Queen Janet Lim Napoles and kin for money laundering. On the other, Malacanang fires Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang after suspending him for disclosing President Duterte’s bank transactions. This is a tale of two kinds of justice. On one […]

Statement of Rep. Kaka Bag-ao (Lone District, Dinagat Islands), senior member of Partido Liberal and member of the #NewHouseMinority bloc: Members of the #NewHouseMinority ballooning

Our numbers in the #NewHouseMinority are growing by the day. Rep. Emmanuel Billones (1st District, Capiz) and Rep. Vicente “Kulit” Alcala (2nd District, Quezon) have applied and have been accepted into our ranks by our Minority Leader, Rep. Miro Quimbo (2nd District, Marikina City). This further proves our legitimacy in the House, and shows that […]

Partido Liberal exec Baguilat slams Marcos for questioning Comelec on 25% threshold

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat, Jr. on Friday criticized the camp of losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for questioning the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) position on the 25-percent threshold. “Kapag pabor sa kanila ang desisyon, tahimik sila. Ngayong nagsabi lang nang tama ang Comelec, kung anu-ano nang conspiracy at dayaan ang sinasabi nila,” said […]

Statement of the only legal and valid minority of the House

The Supreme Court already stated in their decision (G.R. No. 227757 promulgated July 25, 2017) that “xxx (a) all those who vote for the winning Speaker shall belong to the Majority and those who vote for other candidates shall belong to the Minority; (b) those who abstain from voting shall likewise be considered part of […]

Statement of Rep. Edgar Erice (Liberal Party, 2nd District-Caloocan) on House minority

Ang patuloy na pagpilit ng kampo ni Congressman Suarez na manatili sa minorya bagamat maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw sa batas at alituntunin ng Kamara na sila ay nasa mayorya na nang sila ay bumoto para kay Speaker GMA ay hindi lamang pagsasalaula ng Kongreso kundi isang tahasang PAGNANAKAW sa karapatan ng mga mamamayan […]

On the approval of the Bangsamoro Organic Law by the bicameral conference committee

Joint statement of Vice President Leni Robredo, Partido Liberal chairperson, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, Rep. Kit Belmonte, Partido Liberal secretary general on the approval of the Bangsamoro Organic Law by the bicameral conference committee This brings the Filipino people a critical step closer to peace and prosperity, and our Moro brothers and sisters […]

Statement of Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs, On the President’s accusation against the opposition

Whenever there’s a failure by this administration, it diverts attention and accuses the opposition of destabilization. Government officials should own up to their failures and not deflect the public’s attention from pressing issues by pointing to the opposition. Sa totoo lang, matagal nang kumita at sobrang gasgas na ang script na ito ng pamahalaan. Kapag […]


Partido Liberal on Saturday (July 7) welcomed 71 new Kapampangan members, who pledged to grow the party in number and in its values of freedom, social justice, and solidarity. For the past eight months, Partido Liberal has opened its arms to like-minded individuals, mostly “non-politicians,” willing to undertake the daunting role of an opposition party […]