Category Archives: LP Statement

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on 18 names on opposition slate

Over the past months, the Liberal Party and its coalition partners have held a series of meetings to deliberate on a list of candidates who represent an alternative way forward for the country for the 2019 elections. I can confirm that our list has more than enough names to fill a slate; we have no […]

Maunlad ang bayang bayani ang taumbayan at ang pamunuan — Pangilinan

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on National Heroes’ Day and the death of US Senator John McCain Araw-araw, pipila ng isang oras sa MRT, papasok sa trabaho, magbubuno, magpapawis. Pipila ulit ng isang oras o kaya ay tatayo sa bus para makauwi. Para kumita ng mga 500 piso na maiuuwi sa […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president and former Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization, on rice crisis in Zamboanga City

First things first: Fire the top management of NFA. I am afraid the rice crisis in Zamboanga City today is a combination of both corruption and incompetence by top government officials in cahoots with wealthy private players in the rice industry taking advantage of the rising prices to profit handsomely. Powerful and influential forces both […]

On ‘moving on’ from the Ninoy Aquino assassination

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, On ‘moving on’ from the Ninoy Aquino assassination It was never just an issue between the Marcoses and the Aquinos. More than anything, it was an issue between the Marcoses and the entire nation that suffered immensely from the abuses, the greed, and the oppressive and […]

Remembering the 47th Year of the Plaza Miranda Bombing

We, lovers of freedom and democracy, remember Plaza Miranda, August 21, 1971. We remember and honor the ultimate sacrifice of nine fellow Liberals, and the mental and physical scars of the 95 others who were injured here, this day 47 years ago. We remember and respect the brave Liberal heroes who held the line and […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, Remembering Jesse Robredo

Napakabuting tao. Napakagaling na tao. Nag-umpisa siya sa lingkod-bayan bilang meyor ng Naga City, ang “maogmang lugar” o masayang lugar na humakot ng mga international at local award para sa kaayusan at pag-unlad na tinatamasa pa rin ng lungsod at ng mga naninirahan at bumibisita rito. Nang maging kalihim ng Department of Interior and Local […]

On Liberal party mates vying for minority leadership

Who can be chosen as minority? According to House rules, those who did not vote and abstained from voting for the Speaker. Twelve Liberal Party members abstained from the controversial Monday vote. The Liberal Party will remain standing as the genuine minority at the House of Representatives amid the recent leadership change. Throughout this administration, […]

Statement of Partido Liberal on House leadership change

The 12 congressmen who abstained from the power play at the House of Representatives are all Liberal Party members. The decision to abstain was a decision to strengthen the ranks of the minority, whose voice is essential in a strong, working democracy. Given yesterday’s attention-grabbing show, people are asking: Can we trust both the Senate […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on the State of the Nation Address

The coup attempt at the House of Representatives highlights the state of the nation: power grab for, of, by politicians. The address itself was more of the same promises made during the 2016 election campaign. The coco levy trust fund law, for instance, has been promised then, and promised again now. As with realizing workers’ […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, On graft-causing NFA rice import announcement

1. Who benefits from a premature disclosure to import huge volumes of rice? Rice traders who make a killing in the sudden spike in rice prices as well as corrupt government officials who receive kickbacks because of this artificial price spike. The premature announcement of rice imports will only exacerbate increase in rice prices to the […]