Category Archives: LP Statement

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 […]

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 […]