Category Archives: LP Statement

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 […]

Statement of Partido Liberal president Sen. Francis Pangilinan on PhilHealth funds

Bare conjectures, no factual proof. This best describes the news story that PhilHealth funds were diverted and “supposedly” (the word in the lead paragraph) used for the Liberal Party campaign. When you read the entire story, it stands only on mere suspicion, and not on the definitive declaration of the headline. Contrary to the news […]

Statement of Liberal Democrats on sovereignty

The People’s Republic of China has installed missiles in the Spratlys, well inside our EEZ and our territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea. In an unprecedented move, it has also landed nuclear-capable bombers near the area, putting almost the whole Philippines within the bombing range of China. These actions are a cause of great […]

Statement of Partido Liberal on one year of martial law in Mindanao

Partido Liberal is strongly urging government to lift the martial law in Mindanao as Marawi City marks the first year since the terrorist Maute group took the Islamic city under siege — a nightmare that went on for five months, leaving over a hundred people dead and P53 billion worth of damages. While the war […]

Statement of Liberal Democrats for Justice on judicial independence

Ang batas, dapat patas sa lahat. Dapat predictable ang batas. Hindi tama na sa gitna ng boksing, iibahin ang batas. Hindi tama na ginagamit ang batas para sa kapritso ng nasa kapangyarihan. Dapat batas, at hindi ang tao, ang nananaig. Hindi tama na ipagsawalang-bahala ang batas, pambansa man tulad ng naka-ambang pagsipa kay Chief Justice […]

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on the killing of Fr. Mark Ventura

Partido Liberal condemns the senseless killing of Catholic priest, Fr. Mark Ventura, who was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in Gattaran, Cagayan on Sunday just after he celebrated Mass. The brazen attack on the 37-year-old Fr. Ventura, known for his advocacy against mining and being of aid to indigenous peoples, has no place in […]

Partido Liberal statement re recount of VP votes

We at Partido Liberal are deeply concerned by reports about the ongoing initial manual recount for the vice presidency, in particular the insistence of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to apply a 50% threshold in ballot revision. These reports raise concerns, especially in light of the continuous attempt of Bongbong Marcos to discredit the process […]

On the need for a genuine opposition in 2019 election

Democracy demands dissent. We need a strong opposition to ensure that our democracy remains vibrant. We hope to help build together the broadest coalition of groups and individuals united behind defending our freedoms and our civil and political rights. We hope this coalition is one in ensuring our economic development is not sidelined by corruption […]