Category Archives: LP Statement

PAHAYAG NG PARTIDO LIBERAL SA BANTANG IPATAW ANG REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT

Muli, pinapalutang na naman ng pamahalaan ang ideya ng isang “revolutionary government” laban sa sabi nilang mga banta mula sa mga komunistang rebelde. Nagsimula silang bati-bati, pero ngayon magkasalungat na ang Pangulo at ang mga pinuno ng CPP-NPA. Hindi solusyon ang revolutionary government. Bukod sa walang basehan sa realidad, labag ito sa Saligang-Batas. Mga limang […]

PARTIDO LIBERAL STATEMENT ON SC JURISDICTION DECISION

We regret the decision of the Supreme Court dismissing the petition of Senator Leila De Lima to transfer her case to the Office of the Ombudsman from the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court. We understand that her camp will file a motion for reconsideration, and we trust that the magistrates will give the case a thorough […]

LIBERAL PARTY STATEMENT ON SEC AGUIRRE’S STATEMENT THAT OPPOSITION BANK ACCOUNTS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED

The Liberal Party, along with our allies, has always adhered to its core values of integrity and people-centeredness. These values compel us to speak up on issues such as the drug smuggling and corruption allegations against those close to the President and the murder of minors and innocents by instruments of the state, among others. […]

STATEMENT OF PARTIDO LIBERAL ON MARCOS DEATH ANNIVERSARY

Twenty-eight years after the death of Ferdinand Marcos, the ghost of the dictator still haunts the nation. A culture of death and impunity has re-emerged and thousands are being killed without due process. Even his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani desecrates the land intended for the heroes we look up to. Never shall […]

STATEMENT OF PARTIDO LIBERAL ON THE RESTORATION OF THE CHR BUDGET

The restoration of the CHR budget is the people’s win. It is a win for human rights, for collective action, and for truth and reason. A great number of Filipinos expressed their outrage against the jarring decision of the Lower House to grant the CHR a measly budget of Php 1,000. Thousands of citizens called, […]

ON THE 26TH YEAR SENATE VOTE ENDING THE PHILIPPINE – U. S. BASES TREATY

Today, we remember how the Philippine Senate, led by Liberal Party stalwarts Jovito Salonga, Wigberto Tanada, and Victor Ziga, stood up and voted 12-11 to end the term of the US military bases in the Philippines. The vote cost Salonga the senate presidency because he took the position contrary to the executive’s. He made his […]

ON THE HOUSE VOTE TO GIVE P1,000 BUDGET TO THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

We commend *those who stood up at the House of Representatives to signify their opposition to giving the Commission on Human Rights only a P1,000 budget. We agree with the arguments of Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza against the motion of 1-Sagip Rep. Rodante Marcoleta. To quote Rep. Atienza: The CHR “should not be abolished. It […]

STATEMENT OF THE LIBERAL PARTY ON CHR BUDGET

We appeal to our colleagues at the Senate and the House of Representatives to approve the proposed budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018. Amid earlier reports, CHR chairperson Chito Gascon has expressed worry that the rights body will be given zero or a thousand budget in the ongoing deliberations at the […]