Category Archives: LP Statement

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 […]

JOINT STATEMENT OF LP PRESIDENT SEN. KIKO PANGILINAN, LP SEC GEN CONG. KIT BELMONTE

The move of fellow Liberal Party member, Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento (1st district, Samar), to endorse the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno filed at the House of Representatives, is a cause for concern. Sarmiento was one of the 25 House members who supported the complaint filed by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon […]

Don’t divert attention from P6.5-billion shabu smuggling involving Davao Group: LP

The so-called LP ouster plot against the President is another patently preposterous tale being weaved against the political opposition. Whoever crafted this ridiculous story is desperately trying to divert public and media’s attention from the P6.5-billion shabu smuggling controversy involving the Davao Group. The paramount issue of national interest at hand is the allegation that […]

LP TO GOVT: GO AFTER LAW ENFORCERS WHO BREAK LAW

We are outraged by the killing of another young man which puts to question anew whether the authorities tasked to serve and protect the people have become hitmen. Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, former University of the Philippines Student from Cainta, Rizal, went missing for 10 days before his body was found in a morgue in […]