Category Archives: Press Release

ON PRESIDENT’S ‘WITHDRAWAL’ FROM INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) – STATEMENT OF PARTIDO LIBERAL VP ON EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, EX-QUEZON REP. ERIN TAÑADA

Sa balitang preliminary investigations ng ICC, narinig natin ang matatapang na salita ng Pangulo na kumukwestiyon sa kapangyarihan ng ICC na tingnan ang libo-libong patayan mula nang maupo siyang Pangulo at itulak ang madugong “drug war.” Tanong: Bakit ngayon pinipili ng Pangulo ang umatras? Madalas niyang sabihin dati na kung wala kang ginawang mali, hindi […]

Liberal senators warn: Postponing village, youth elections will result in no-el 2019

Partido Liberal senators on Wednesday warned that the postponement of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will pave the way for a no-election scenario in 2019. ”There is no initiative in the Senate and no reason to postpone the Barangay and SK elections again,” said Sen. Bam Aquino, co-author and co-sponsor of the SK Reform […]

Statement of former Quezon Rep. Erin Tanada, Partido Liberal vice president for external affairs: Filipinos not blind to China’s militarization of West PH Sea, debt trap

Is Malacañang spokesperson Harry Roque now also spinning for China? Is this why he is twisting the survey results showing Filipino low trust of China as due to the “new alliance” forged with the country that has built a military base in the West Philippine Sea? Filipinos know better. They are not blind to what […]

On the joint celebration of PDP-Laban and Communist Party of China – Statement of Partido Liberal VP for External Affairs Erin Tanada

The joint celebration of PDP-Laban’s 36th founding anniversary and launch of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book leaves a bad taste in the mouth, considering that we are now seeing the most aggressive military build-up by China in the disputed waters of West Philippine Sea with the Philippine government disturbingly quiet. While the Philippines’ ruling party […]

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 […]