Category Archives: Press Release

Statement of Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs, on protecting Filipino fishermen from harassment of Chinese coast guard

Sa halip na gumawa ng paraan para maprotektahan ang ating mga mangingisda, matamlay na naman ang posisyon ng administrasyong Duterte ukol sa panggigipit at pagnanakaw ng Chinese coast guard. Ang malala pa rito, tila ginagamit ang makinarya ng gobyerno sa mga bayarang Internet troll laban sa mga kaawa-awang mangingisda ng Zambales, na nagdaan sa isang […]

Duterte told: Don’t mess with Marcos poll protest vs VP Leni

Two opposition stalwarts on Wednesday urged President Duterte to avoid dipping his hands into the election protest filed by losing candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo. According to former congressman, human rights lawyer Barry Gutierrez, the President’s inquiry into the state of Marcos’s election protest could influence the result of the manual […]

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. […]