Category Archives: Press Release

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. […]

Over 500 committed non-politicians join Partido Liberal

Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, head of Partido Liberal’s national organizing and membership committee, said over 500 new party members took their oath Friday night in the three cities of Manila, Cebu, and Naga. “These are all card-bearing, committed, non-politician Liberals,” said Baguilat, who led the oath-taking in Naga. “Many of them applied through the party’s […]

Partido Liberal celebrates 72nd year, launches online recruitment platform

Partido Liberal on Friday, January 19, celebrated its 72nd founding anniversary with a gathering of members and supporters in the cities of Quezon, Cebu, and Naga, and the launch of its online recruitment platform. Hundreds of new non-politician members also took their oath in simultaneous ceremonies. In Quezon City, among them is a woman-doctor who […]

Diokno slamming door on teachers’ pay raise is insensitive, heartless — Partido Liberal senators

The statement of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno that a salary increase for public school teachers was not a priority at this time was insensitive, if not heartless, Partido Liberal senators said Thursday. “It’s not certainly the way to treat our public school teachers, who have been seeking government’s help for higher salaries and additional benefits so […]

Liberal senators slam dictator son for questioning election tribunal credibility

Partido Liberal senators on Thursday slammed Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for questioning the credibility of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), whom he charged of being unfair in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. “Hindi maganda na kwestyunin mo ang kredibilidad ng PET kung hindi pabor sa iyo ang mga desisyon,” said Partido Liberal president […]