Tag Archives: Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan

Destabilization is government’s own doing, not opposition’s: Pangilinan

The opposition does not have to do anything. On its own, either by its incompetence or corruption, the government is doing a good job of destabilizing itself. All Malacañang has to do is listen to its own allies who, like the opposition, are calling for the resignation of DA and NFA officials for causing the […]

Maunlad ang bayang bayani ang taumbayan at ang pamunuan — Pangilinan

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on National Heroes’ Day and the death of US Senator John McCain Araw-araw, pipila ng isang oras sa MRT, papasok sa trabaho, magbubuno, magpapawis. Pipila ulit ng isang oras o kaya ay tatayo sa bus para makauwi. Para kumita ng mga 500 piso na maiuuwi sa […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president and former Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization, on rice crisis in Zamboanga City

First things first: Fire the top management of NFA. I am afraid the rice crisis in Zamboanga City today is a combination of both corruption and incompetence by top government officials in cahoots with wealthy private players in the rice industry taking advantage of the rising prices to profit handsomely. Powerful and influential forces both […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, Remembering Jesse Robredo

Napakabuting tao. Napakagaling na tao. Nag-umpisa siya sa lingkod-bayan bilang meyor ng Naga City, ang “maogmang lugar” o masayang lugar na humakot ng mga international at local award para sa kaayusan at pag-unlad na tinatamasa pa rin ng lungsod at ng mga naninirahan at bumibisita rito. Nang maging kalihim ng Department of Interior and Local […]

On Liberal party mates vying for minority leadership

Who can be chosen as minority? According to House rules, those who did not vote and abstained from voting for the Speaker. Twelve Liberal Party members abstained from the controversial Monday vote. The Liberal Party will remain standing as the genuine minority at the House of Representatives amid the recent leadership change. Throughout this administration, […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on Vice President Robredo’s competence

Two years since she’s been elected, Vice President Leni Robredo has focused her attention on helping the poor help themselves. Without a Cabinet position, she has marshalled partners from the private sector to extend P252-million worth of aid for 155,000 families through her Angat Buhay program. Vice President Leni has shown her competence through compassionate, […]

Statement of Sen. Francis ” Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on drug testing of kids

A law is needed to implement the government’s proposed mandatory drug test for children as young as 10 years old or those in grade 4. This proposal is an admission that the brutal government war on drugs is ineffective. We propose that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency shelve this slapdash and panicky plan trained on […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on Eid’l Fitr

We extend our warm wishes to Muslims in the Philippines and around the world as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr. The last month has been a time of fasting, service, introspection, and spiritual renewal. We welcome completion of Ramadan with fresh hopes, in the same way as we look forward to the realization of our dream […]