Category Archives: Press Release

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 […]

Pahayag ni Erin Tanada, VP for External Affairs ng Partido Liberal, sa Pagbiyahe ni Pangulong Duterte sa China

Ano’ng meron sa China? Kadalasan, kapag bumibiyahe ang Presidente, nakatala ang buong itinerary. May press release ng mga plano, may listahan ng kikitain at bibisitahin, hanggang sa mga kasunduang lalagdaan, pati na ang mga estimate ng bagong investment na pwede nating asahan. Ngayon, ni ha ni ho, wala. Bibiyahe siya habang hitik ang balita sa […]

LP execs invited to Germany for study visit

Vice President Leni Robredo and several lawmakers belonging to Partido Liberal are going to Germany for a series of discussions on poverty alleviation. At the invitation of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) Philippines, Liberal officials who will also go include party president Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, party secretary general Rep. Kit Belmonte, Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, […]

Partido Liberal stalwarts: Recount is desperate attempt to rewrite history for dictator Marcos

Partido Liberal officials are confident the manual recount of votes by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) that started Monday will confirm Filipinos chose Vice President Leni Robredo. “Kolektibong hangarin namin na mananaig sa resulta ng recount ang tunay na saloobin ng mga Pilipino, at yan ay binoto nila si Leni Robredo para Bise Presidente,” said […]

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 […]