Category Archives: LP Statement

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 […]

On the DoJ Resolution Exonerating Kerwin Espinosa et al. of Drug Charges

The Department of Justice resolution has effectively exonerated several personalities linked to the drug trade, among them Presidential kumpadre Peter Lim, convicted drug lord Peter Co, and confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa. Meanwhile, Liberal Senator Leila de Lima languishes in jail. Not one gram of illegal drugs has been found in her possession. The only […]

On second death anniversary of the late Senate President Jovito Salonga

In these times of deception, treachery, and lies, we look back with great longing at a noble leader and statesman the country has been blessed to have. Ka Jovy was a public servant who spoke about his country with obvious passion and dedication. He served his people with integrity, honesty, and rationality, always choosing country […]

Partido Liberal Statement on the Quo Warranto Case against Chief Justice Sereno

The Supreme Court is courting a constitutional crisis by considering the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The 1987 Constitution is very explicit that impeachment is the only means to remove a member of the Supreme Court. Doing it through any other means is unconstitutional. We urge the Supreme Court Justices to […]

Statement of Partido Liberal on International Women’s Day

The saying that women hold up half the sky remains a dream that everyone should be pursuing. More than gender equality, it is everyone’s obligation to seek an end to violence, discrimination, and other forms of gender bias. In the Philippines, Senator Leila de Lima is one of the prominent faces of struggle for a […]


The bedrock of democracy is the rule of law and an independent judiciary branch with unfettered freedom to decide impartially, in accordance with its members’ conscience and facts. Regrettably, what we are seeing is the slow weakening of judicial independence and dilution of check-and-balance that endangers democracy and ushers in the rule of autocracy. What […]

Partido Liberal statement on 32nd EDSA People Power

Sa gitna ng mga unos na hinaharap ng ating bansa ngayon, walang katumbas ang mga aral na babalikan natin dala ng paggunita sa ika-32 na anibersaryo ng EDSA People Power. At sa lahat ng naging mensahe ng unang EDSA People Power, marahil ang pinakamahalagang alalahanin ay ito: puno’t dulo ng bawat demokrasya ang pakikinig sa […]

Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s Statement to Members of the Liberal Party Marking Senator Leila de Lima’s First Year of Incarceration

One year ago, I was with some friends, partymates, and allies when the news arrived: The administration had given the order to bring Senator Leila de Lima to prison. We kept her company, aware that at anytime, she would be picked up and brought to Camp Crame. Tomorrow marks the first year anniversary of Senator […]