Category Archives: Press Release

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 […]

Partido Liberal Stalwarts to Palace: Let media do its job

Several Partido Liberal officials called on Malacanang to avoid harassment of journalists whom they perceive as critics of the administration, saying the media should be allowed to do its job without undue pressure. “Empowered journalists are crucial in our fight against disinformation and fake news. Malacanang must learn to respect dissenting views. Tama na ang […]

Statement of former Quezon Rep. Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal Vice President on External Affairs, On Benham Rise

We have the right to name our children because we have duties toward them, including protecting them. That’s why, similarly, we can’t simply be dismissive about China’s naming of five seamounts within the Philippine Rise. Philippine Rise is within our territory and we should be the one to label it and parts of it. If […]

Philippines: Drop Charges Against Duterte Critic

One Year Since Politically Motivated Jailing of Senator Leila de Lima (New York) – The Philippine government should drop its politically motivated prosecution of Senator Leila de Lima, an outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs,” Human Rights Watch said today. February 24, 2018, will mark one year since Philippine authorities arrested […]

Partido Liberal Vice President on External Affairs Erin Tañada On militarization of West Philippine Sea

Ang tatay kong si Sen. Wigberto Tanada ay isa sa Magnificent 12 na bumoto para wakasan ang pagkakaroon ng US military bases dito sa Pilipinas. Noon, naging tampok na hugis ng mga protesta kontra diktadura ang pagiging kontra mala-kolonyalismo. Ngayon, parang ganyan din ang nangyayari. Aktibista rin ako noon at kasama ko ang tatay ko, […]

Liberals uphold truth, justice, and fear of God — farmers, Agtas, drivers who took oath as new party members

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Unlike the current administration, the Partido Liberal upholds truth, justice, and fear of God, said the farmers, Agtas, and people from various sectors who took their oath as new party members Friday evening here. During the “world café” type discussion before the formal oath-taking at the Moderno Food Park, 170 soon-to-be […]

PARTIDO LIBERAL RESPONSE TO MEDIA QUERIES RE PALACE ATTACKS ON SEN. DRILON

Nagsalita na si Sen. Frank Drilon sa isyu. May pattern na ang administrasyong ito pag naiiipit: Nililihis at iniiba ang usapan. Imbes na magpaliwanag at sagutin ang mga akusasyon ay paninira at pagsisinungaling laban sa mga kritiko ang sinasagot. Pinag-iinitan ang mga hindi sumasang-ayon sa mga polisiya o ginagawa nito. Ginawa na nila ito sa […]

New liberal calls for use of ‘good magic vs Voldemort’, another says party a platform for ‘fight of ordinary folk’

Dr. Vina Luna (not her real name), 51, is fed up with the administration’s abuse of power, especially the wave of killings after President Duterte took office. “I don’t like what’s happening in our country. Every time I see the news on TV, I get mad,” she said during the oath-taking in Quezon City Friday. […]