The matter has been investigated by the Senate. Charges have been filed and the courts are now handling the matter.
Today on his third death anniversary, we miss Ka Jovy Salonga — a great statesman, valiant defender of democracy, incorruptible leader. He had the generosity of spirit, untouched by lust for wealth and power, and ready to sacrifice for the national interest — qualities we need so badly these days from our leaders.
We oppose moves in Congress to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility to nine years old.
We stand by various studies cited in the current law, Republic Act 9344 or Juvenile Justice Welfare Act of 2006, that young people at that age do not have the same emotional, mental, or cognitive maturity as adults.
Reward will only worsen incompetence, corruption: Kiko When incompetence or corruption go unpunished and those linked to irregularities are rewarded with other top-level posts, then both incompetence and corruption will just get worse. It also places in doubt the sincerity and seriousness of the administration in its campaigns against corruption and illegal drugs. ** Kapag […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]