Category Archives: Press Release

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 […]

Govt must act to stop escalating militarization of West PH Sea: Liberal stalwarts

Partido Liberal stalwarts on Wednesday slammed the government for its inaction on the country’s territorial claims on the West Philippine Sea amid reports that China’s two war planes landed on the reef. “We demand transparency in the administration’s dealings with China. What else is the Philippines giving up to this new friendship?” asked Sen. Bam […]

Statement of Partido Liberal president Sen. Francis Pangilinan Re: Arrest of 71-year-old Australian nun

We assail the arrest of Sister Patricia Fox, the 71-year-old Australian nun who was taken by immigration agents from her house in Quezon City yesterday, April 16. The arrest came a day after Giacomo Filibeck, an Italian official of the European Union’s Socialist Party was barred from attending a local conference and deported for being […]

Detention, deportation of EU Socialist Party exec overkill: Partido Liberal

The Partido Liberal denounced the detention and deportation of Giacomo Filibeck, a Socialist Party official from the European Union, calling this a bureaucratic overkill. “The Duterte administration should be able to make a distinction between expressing criticisms and fomenting unrest. The presence of the foreign guests definitely is not aimed at the latter,” said Sen. […]

Don’t let rice, drug smugglers go unpunished: Partido Liberal officials

Partido Liberal members on Monday called on the government to investigate the attempted smuggling of rice worth P67.9 million off Zamboanga Sibugay recently. “Panagutin natin ang mga smugglers na nagpapayaman habang lalong nagugutom ang mga Pilipino,” said Sen. Bam Aquino. “Imbestigahan na para malaman kung sino ang sangkot sa smuggling ng bigas. Posibleng pare-pareho ang […]

Dengvaxia report a cover-up to government fiascos: Partido Liberal stalwarts

Partido Liberal stalwarts questioned the timing of the release of the committee report on the Dengvaxia issue, saying it could be a move to cover up controversies hounding the administration. “This is simply a smokescreen of the administration to hide the issues hounding its officials,” said former congressman Erin Tanada, now Partido Liberal’s vice president […]