Category Archives: Press Release

Statement of Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal vice president on external affairs on alleged link between drug lords and human rights groups

The plot gets crazier by the day. The statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that drug lords are using human rights group to criticize and undermine the government is absurd and baseless. At the same time, it is patently dangerous because it makes human rights groups possible targets […]

Partido Liberal to Customs: Walang pagbabago

No change. Corruption remains rampant at Bureau of Customs. This was the collective sentiment of Partido Liberal stalwarts after at least 105 containers vans filled with imported goods slipped through the Port of Manila recently. “Tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang katiwalian sa Bureau of Customs. Nasaan ang pagbabago? Wala pa ring pananagutan sa isyu ng smuggling,” […]

Liberal senators: Inciting to sedition case vs Trillanes, a case of harassment

Partido Liberal senators slammed the filing of inciting to sedition case against fellow lawmaker Antonio Trillanes, calling it harassment against government critics. ”Hindi na kagulat-gulat na ginigipit muli ng administrasyon ang isa sa mga matitibay nilang kritiko. Mas nakakapagtaka ang patuloy na pagpoprotekta at pagpapalaya ng DOJ sa mga drug lord at criminal mastermind,” said […]

ON PRESIDENT’S ‘WITHDRAWAL’ FROM INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) – STATEMENT OF PARTIDO LIBERAL VP ON EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, EX-QUEZON REP. ERIN TAÑADA

Sa balitang preliminary investigations ng ICC, narinig natin ang matatapang na salita ng Pangulo na kumukwestiyon sa kapangyarihan ng ICC na tingnan ang libo-libong patayan mula nang maupo siyang Pangulo at itulak ang madugong “drug war.” Tanong: Bakit ngayon pinipili ng Pangulo ang umatras? Madalas niyang sabihin dati na kung wala kang ginawang mali, hindi […]

Liberal senators warn: Postponing village, youth elections will result in no-el 2019

Partido Liberal senators on Wednesday warned that the postponement of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will pave the way for a no-election scenario in 2019. ”There is no initiative in the Senate and no reason to postpone the Barangay and SK elections again,” said Sen. Bam Aquino, co-author and co-sponsor of the SK Reform […]

Statement of former Quezon Rep. Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs: Filipinos not blind to China’s militarization of West PH Sea, debt trap

Is Malacañang spokesperson Harry Roque now also spinning for China? Is this why he is twisting the survey results showing Filipino low trust of China as due to the “new alliance” forged with the country that has built a military base in the West Philippine Sea? Filipinos know better. They are not blind to what […]

On the joint celebration of PDP-Laban and Communist Party of China – Statement of Partido Liberal VP for External Affairs Erin Tanada

The joint celebration of PDP-Laban’s 36th founding anniversary and launch of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book leaves a bad taste in the mouth, considering that we are now seeing the most aggressive military build-up by China in the disputed waters of West Philippine Sea with the Philippine government disturbingly quiet. While the Philippines’ ruling party […]

LP officials on PH Rise: Who allowed China to do its explorations?

Somebody should be accountable. Partido Liberal officials on Tuesday called on the government to explain why China was allowed to explore Philippine Rise without permission from concerned agencies. “Bakit natin pinayagan (Why was this allowed)? This is an affront to our independence,” said former Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs. […]

No direct link between deaths, Dengvaxia — DOH chief Duque, other experts

MANILA – There’s no direct link yet between the anti-dengue vaccine and the death of the 39 individuals who were earlier given Dengvaxia, health officials and medical doctors said at the hearing of the House committees on good government and health. On questioning by Camarines Sur Rep. Gabriel Bordado, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said […]

Partido Liberal stalwarts alarmed over corruption index drop

Several Partido Liberal members have expressed alarm over the country’s drop in the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and in the huge decline in foreign investment pledges. “Nakaka-alarma ang balitang ito dahil bumagsak tayo ng sampung puwesto mula noong 2016. Hindi ito magandang senyales, lalo pa’t kasabay nito ang pagbagsak ng pangakong investment sa […]