Category Archives: LP Statement

Statement of Partido Liberal on lowering the age of criminal responsibility to nine years old

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.

Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on media queries on Customs change

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 […]

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 […]