Category Archives: Press Release

LIBERAL SENATORS TO GOVT: CRITICISM IS NOT DESTABILIZATION

Liberal senators criticized the administration for continually insisting that the party has a plan to destabilize government. “Ang kritisismo at pagpapahayag ng saloobin ay mga haligi ng demokrasya at hindi dapat ituring na destabilisasyon laban sa pamahalaan,” said Partido Liberal president Sen. Francis Pangilinan. Sen. Bam Aquino said top government officials should stop floating news […]

Amid impeach bid, 21 Liberal lawmakers seek to ‘preserve, protect Ombudsman independence’

With an impeachment complaint poised against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, 26 members of the House of Representatives, 21 of them from Partido Liberal, on Monday night filed a resolution expressing support to “preserve and protect the constitutional independence and integrity of the Office of the Ombudsman.” Signatories to House Resolution 1395 were: Liberal lawmakers 1. […]

Only Liberal Reps vote against Sereno impeachment

In a 25-2 vote, the House Committee on Justice voted to declare the sufficiency of the grounds for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The two “No” votes were from Dinagat Rep. Kaka Bag-ao and Quezon City Dist. 6 Rep. Kit Belmonte, both from the Liberal Party. The impeachment has been dismissed […]

Liberal senators: Attacks against dissenters dangerous

Partido Liberal senators expressed alarm over the attacks and threats by the government and its allies on democratic institutions such as the Ombudsman, Supreme Court, and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) by impeachment or through zero-budget allocation. “These attacks on our democratic institutions are alarming and unproductive. Independent and unbiased institutions should not be […]

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 […]