Category Archives: LP Statement

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 […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on Vice President Robredo’s competence

Two years since she’s been elected, Vice President Leni Robredo has focused her attention on helping the poor help themselves. Without a Cabinet position, she has marshalled partners from the private sector to extend P252-million worth of aid for 155,000 families through her Angat Buhay program. Vice President Leni has shown her competence through compassionate, […]

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on spate of killings Saturday (Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan, Michael Magallanes, village councilor in Zamboanga City, and a municipal councilor in Lanao del Sur)

Another local executive in Luzon and two more in Mindanao were killed today even before authorities can provide the lead to the killing of two mayors earlier this week. The warehouse of suspected drug lord Peter Lim in Cebu was bombed on Thursday. What is going on? Are these deliberate and orchestrated attempts at creating […]

Statement of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on Senate President Sotto’s letter on Senator De Lima

Our gratitude and support are with Senate President Vicente Sotto III for formally seeking the participation of Senator Leila de Lima in hearings lodged before her committee. It is right and just for Sen. De Lima to be allowed to perform her duties as a member of the legislature. Despite her unjust incarceration, Sen. De […]

Statement of Partido Liberal on Ombudsman applicant Atty. Batacan

We join the growing clamor to disqualify Atty. Edna Herrera-Batacan in her bid to become the next Ombudsman. As the office entrusted by the people to investigate and prosecute government official accused of wrongdoings, especially graft and corruption, the Ombudsman post must be a paragon of probity, honesty, and ethical conduct. Article XI, Section 8 […]

Statement of Sen. Francis ” Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on drug testing of kids

A law is needed to implement the government’s proposed mandatory drug test for children as young as 10 years old or those in grade 4. This proposal is an admission that the brutal government war on drugs is ineffective. We propose that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency shelve this slapdash and panicky plan trained on […]

Statement of Partido Liberal on Ombudsman ruling on DAP

The DAP was crafted with the intention to deliver the services and infrastructure needed by the people and guided by the laws available to the executive. This is why former President Aquino gave his nod to the program. Before all courts and until the very end of the process, former Pres. Aquino will show hat […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on Eid’l Fitr

We extend our warm wishes to Muslims in the Philippines and around the world as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr. The last month has been a time of fasting, service, introspection, and spiritual renewal. We welcome completion of Ramadan with fresh hopes, in the same way as we look forward to the realization of our dream […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on Independence Day

We celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence amid stark challenges and abiding aspirations as a nation, particularly the blatant violations to our territory and our resources, and consequently to our rights as a free people. Not since World War II have we faced such a serious threat to our sovereignty, to […]

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on the death of former Rep. and National Security Adviser Roilo Golez

Sadness and shock overwhelm us with the news of the death of former Representative and National Security Adviser Roilo Golez. He was a picture of vibrant life and untiring public service until his very last days. He was out of politics, but he continued to touch base not only with his former constituents, but Filipinos […]