Category Archives: LP Statement

STATEMENT OF PARTIDO LIBERAL ON THE RESTORATION OF THE CHR BUDGET

The restoration of the CHR budget is the people’s win. It is a win for human rights, for collective action, and for truth and reason. A great number of Filipinos expressed their outrage against the jarring decision of the Lower House to grant the CHR a measly budget of Php 1,000. Thousands of citizens called, […]

ON THE 26TH YEAR SENATE VOTE ENDING THE PHILIPPINE – U. S. BASES TREATY

Today, we remember how the Philippine Senate, led by Liberal Party stalwarts Jovito Salonga, Wigberto Tanada, and Victor Ziga, stood up and voted 12-11 to end the term of the US military bases in the Philippines. The vote cost Salonga the senate presidency because he took the position contrary to the executive’s. He made his […]

ON THE HOUSE VOTE TO GIVE P1,000 BUDGET TO THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

We commend *those who stood up at the House of Representatives to signify their opposition to giving the Commission on Human Rights only a P1,000 budget. We agree with the arguments of Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza against the motion of 1-Sagip Rep. Rodante Marcoleta. To quote Rep. Atienza: The CHR “should not be abolished. It […]

STATEMENT OF THE LIBERAL PARTY ON CHR BUDGET

We appeal to our colleagues at the Senate and the House of Representatives to approve the proposed budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018. Amid earlier reports, CHR chairperson Chito Gascon has expressed worry that the rights body will be given zero or a thousand budget in the ongoing deliberations at the […]

JOINT STATEMENT OF LP PRESIDENT SEN. KIKO PANGILINAN, LP SEC GEN CONG. KIT BELMONTE

The move of fellow Liberal Party member, Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento (1st district, Samar), to endorse the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno filed at the House of Representatives, is a cause for concern. Sarmiento was one of the 25 House members who supported the complaint filed by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon […]

Don’t divert attention from P6.5-billion shabu smuggling involving Davao Group: LP

The so-called LP ouster plot against the President is another patently preposterous tale being weaved against the political opposition. Whoever crafted this ridiculous story is desperately trying to divert public and media’s attention from the P6.5-billion shabu smuggling controversy involving the Davao Group. The paramount issue of national interest at hand is the allegation that […]

LP TO GOVT: GO AFTER LAW ENFORCERS WHO BREAK LAW

We are outraged by the killing of another young man which puts to question anew whether the authorities tasked to serve and protect the people have become hitmen. Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, former University of the Philippines Student from Cainta, Rizal, went missing for 10 days before his body was found in a morgue in […]

PAHAYAG NG PARTIDO LIBERAL SA EID’L ADHA

Ang araw na ito ay mapupuno ng dasal, pagninilay, at pag-alay ng sarili sa kapwa. Ipinaaalala ng sakripisyo ni Abraham ang kahalagahan ng tapang, tiwala, at lakas ng loob, lalo na sa mga pinakamabigat na panahon ng pagsubok. Sa gitna ng karahasang nagaganap sa ating bansa, lalo na sa pinagdadaanan ng ating mga kapatid sa […]

STATEMENT OF LIBERAL PARTY ON BRIBE ALLEGATION

The Liberal Party, which has been tagged as “dilawan,” strongly denies allegations that its members attempted to bribe Saldy and Lorenza Delos Santos to use the death of their son Kian for political propaganda. The party has not made any contact with Mr. and Mrs. Delos Santos outside of commiserating with them at Kian’s wake […]