Liberal Party

No need for Janet Napoles: Cases vs LP lawmakers pending at Ombudsman

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Lawyer Levito Baligod had previously filed pork scam cases against 17 Liberal Party (LP) legislators and 8 non-LP legislators

CASES VS LP. Lawyer Levito Baligod is pursuing other pork barrel scam cases against members of opposition Liberal Party (LP) pending now at the Office of the Ombudsman.

Davao governors bolt parties to join Sara Duterte’s Hugpong

Feb 23, 2018 - 2:43 PM

All except one governor of Region 11, have jumped into the new political party

LAUNCHED. Region 11 governors attend the launching of Hugpong Ng Pagbabago, led by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler

Sharon Cuneta thanks Duterte for video message of support

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:04 PM

The actress sets politics aside to post a message from the President

APOLITICAL. Sharon Cuneta expresses her apolitical stance as she thanks President Rodrigo Duterte for sending her a video message. Screenshot from

Malacañang claims Robredo 'out of touch' with realities on the ground

Jan 21, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'The darkness that Vice President Robredo may be referring to perhaps pertains to the future of those discredited politicians who wish to return to power,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Vice President Leni Robredo joined the "bayanihan" with the Self Reliance and Livelihood for Comprehensive Community Magic Circle Alliance at the housing site at the Social Resettlement for SRCC-MCHC, Socialized Housing Project in Pasong Tamp, Quezon City on Tuesday, January 16, 2017. (Photo by OVP)

Liberal Party guns for 'hearts and minds' in year 2 of Duterte

Jan 21, 2018 - 11:38 AM

'I’m not saying we did not commit mistakes. We committed mistakes. That’s why it’s important, and one way to correct that is to get more people involved, including non-politicians'

72nd ANNIV. Members of the party gather in Quezon City on January 19, 2018. Photo from Liberal Party Facebook page

Robredo rallies LP: Continue legacy of fighting for democracy

Jan 20, 2018 - 5:02 PM

'Madalas po, marami tayong nakakausap na parating ang tanong, "May pag-asa pa kaya?" At parati pong ang sagot ko: "Sa kahuli-hulihan, parating tama iyong mananaig,"' Vice President Leni Robredo tells her partymates

LP CHAIR. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech before Liberal Party members on January 19, 2018. Photo by OVP

Senate to insist on separate voting on Cha-cha – Drilon

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Drilon sounds the alarm against recent statements made by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez against the performance of the Senate, seeing it as part of 'deliberate efforts' to weaken the institution and pave the way for its abolition

OPPOSITION. Senator Frank Drilon served as Senate President during the previous Aquino administration. Rappler file photo

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 1-7, 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Tropical Depression Agaton, Sherwin Gatchalian, Hollywood vs harassment | Midday wRap

Jan 02, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Netizens slam Sherwin Gatchalian over 'Ulol, Gago' tweets

Jan 01, 2018 - 7:56 PM

'Check your language,' netizens who saw the tweets of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on New Year's eve ask him

Liberal Party: 2018 'may be the fight for nation's soul'

Dec 31, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The party says lies ‘defined’ the year that was

LIBERAL PARTY. The party calls out the administration for its lies in 2017. File photo

Love your country like Rizal, LP urges millennials

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:10 PM

'We urge today’s millennials to be like Rizal, to work for a better Philippines, free of poverty and fear, and where justice and solidarity reign,' says the Liberal Party on Rizal Day

RIZAL DAY. The country commemorates the 121at death anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal at the Rizal Park in Manila on December 30, 2017. Presidential Photo

Tropical Storm Vinta, Alvarez on budget cuts, Climate change | Midday wRap

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

LP senators call for impartial probe into dengue vaccine controversy

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:58 PM

'We must ensure that the investigation will not be selective and will cover all periods of implementation of the program,' says Liberal Party president Francis Pangilinan

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Revolutionary gov’t threats 'cheapen' sacrifice of PH heroes – LP

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:28 PM

'We appeal to this government to categorically state that it would not declare a revolutionary government to once and for all lay to rest the apprehension of the people,' says the Liberal Party

INSULT TO PH HEROES? Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila on November 30, 2017 calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After PDP-Laban move, Mamba slams ex-party LP, Aquino admin

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says Mar Roxas will get 'zero' votes in Tuao, his hometown, if the 2016 LP presidential bet runs for senator in 2019

MAMBA. In this file photo, Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba speaks at the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

One Cebu members, Liberal Party mayors transfer to Duterte's PDP-Laban

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, founder and president emeritus of One Cebu party, will lead members in the mass oath taking with PDP-Laban Friday, November 17

JUMPING SHIP. Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia leads their political clan from One Cebu Party to PDP-Laban.

Ex-LP stalwart Mamba to take oath as PDP-Laban chair in Cagayan

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:26 PM

The oath taking comes a year after the Cagayan governor transferred to President Rodrigo Duterte's party

NEW PROVINCIAL CHAIR. Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba will take his oath as PDP-Laban provincial chair on November 17, 2017, more than a year after he jumped ship from the Liberal Party. Photo by Rappler

Pangilinan bill seeks new Constitution subject for Grade 12 students

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The proposed Constitutional Education subject would cover topics like the rights and duties of citizens, social justice, and human rights

CONSTI CLASS. LP president and Senator Francis Pangilinan wants Grade 12 students to learn about the Constitution in school. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aquino 'only did what he deemed was best' during Mamasapano – LP

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The political party of former president Benigno Aquino III comes to his defense after the Office of the Ombudsman filed charges against him at the Sandiganbayan over the botched Mamasapano operations

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Former President Benigno S. Aquino III presents the €œMedalya ng Katapangan€ to the family of a fallen SAF trooper during the Necrological Service at Camp Bagong Diwa on January 30, 2015. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

New blood: Liberal Party welcomes 'non-politicians' into fold

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The once-ruling party, the target of criticism by President Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters, welcomes more than 100 new members

NEW MEMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the oath taking of new LP members on Tuesday, November 7. Photo from the Liberal Party

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

Liberal Party, Paolo Duterte, New DOH Chief | Evening wRap

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Drug claims vs Roxas, Drilon part of admin's diversionary tactic – LP

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:05 AM

'This latest drug allegation against prominent members of Partido Liberal clearly proves that this administration is going all-out to demonize the party in the eyes of the public,' the party says

Destabilization, revolutionary govt threats sow fear – Robredo

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

‘Iyong baseless accusations lalo tayong nagiging divisive, nagiging polarized ang mga tao,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo

NO DESTABILIZATION. Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates that the Liberal Party is not behind any plots agains President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Pimentel, Sara Duterte, Odette | Evening wRap

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Opposition senators claim staff, LP emails hacked

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV presents screenshots to show hackers seemingly planting evidence to link the opposition to 'imaginary' destabilization plots

File photo from Senate PRIB

26 lawmakers urge House to 'preserve, protect' Ombudsman

Oct 09, 2017 - 5:55 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The lawmakers file a resolution seeking support for the Office of the Ombudsman as it looks into the wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte

Left, yellow alliance? Duterte ‘weaving tall tales’

Oct 06, 2017 - 7:57 PM

In a statement on Friday, October 6, members of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives deny President Rodrigo Duterte’s allegations the 'left' and 'Bayan' had allied with the 'yellow' in trying to kick him out of office

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte gives his message during the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at the Malacanang Palace on Thursday. Photo by Lito Boras/

Ex-SBMA chair Diño says he's now DILG usec for barangay affairs

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Martin Diño is disappointed, however, because he says he was not properly notified of his removal from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

LP links? Former SBMA chairman Martin Diño links his removal from SBMA to the Liberal Party. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

The LP question: How to be 'non-traditional' opposition

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM

'You can’t always oppose everything. You have to choose which are the ones that are going against the core interests of the party,' says the Liberal Party's vice president for external affairs

NON-TRADITIONAL OPPOSITION? 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of groups politicians from the opposition is launched on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

New anti-Duterte coalition calls for end to 'nightmare'

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The ‘coalition of coalitions’ does not call for President Rodrigo Duterte’s ouster, but asks Filipinos to stand up against the government’s abusive policies

STAND AGAINST DUTERTE. 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of various groups and politicians from the opposition launches on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LP House members, allies: Duterte admin 'employing fear to defeat facts'

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Several members of the Liberal Party in the House – alongside a long time party ally and a PDP Laban member – slam the administration for its attacks on checks and balances

DISSENT. Representatives Kaka Bag-ao and Jose Christopher Belmonte, LP members who are part of the House justice committee, thumb down the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Senate minority renews call for 'incompetent' Aguirre's resignation

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The Filipinos deserve better than a Cabinet official who resorts to spreading lies sowing intrigue and to name calling opposition senators say

Human rights and the liberal agenda

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:46 AM

There is no such thing as a democracy that applies the rule of law in some instances and not in others We must fight for human rights for everyone regardless and in all instances regardless

LP to Duterte: Let CHR probe killings

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The Liberal Party says the Duterte administration must face the problem of drug killings head on instead of trying to look for purported saboteurs and destabilizers

DRUG WAR PROBE. CHR, chaired by Chito Gascon, is asking the PNP, headed by Director General Ronald dela Rosa, to share its police files on the drug war. But the President wouldn't allow it.

LP scolds Samar congressman for endorsing Sereno impeachment

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Representative [Edgar Mary] Sarmiento could have consulted the party leadership before making such important decision party leaders say in a statement

CHASTISED. The Liberal Party scolds one of its members for signing the impeachment complaint against the Chief Justice without their knowledge. Photo from the House of Representatives

Duterte to Hontiveros, LP: 2 deaths don’t make a policy

Sep 05, 2017 - 8:12 PM

The President accuses Senator Risa Hontiveros and the Liberal Party of pretended grief over Kian delos Santos and claims they are politicizing his death

Liberal Party to field senatorial bets in 2019 – Drilon

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:02 AM

Only one name is sure so far in the Liberal Party s senatorial slate for 2019: reelectionist Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

LP hits Aguirre over 'fake news,' denies bribing Kian's parents

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:05 PM

For his repeated issuances of erroneous claims thereby diminishing the stature of his office we call on Secretary Aguirre to resign says the Liberal Party

CALL TO RESIGN. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II responds to the calls for his resignation by saying he serves at the pleasure of the President. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House opposition seeks EJK probe, PNP budget review

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Will the House leadership act on this one?

OPPOSITION. Members of the House opposition bloc try again to probe the rise in killings attributed to the war on drugs. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Drilon hits Pernia for saying criticism vs Duterte a risk to economy

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

So we cannot criticize [the administration] because we will be considered as causing disunity to the nation? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asks Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Robredo to LP: 'We were made for times such as this'

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Hindi naman tayo natalo kasi iyong laban natin talagang laban na taas noo nating ginawa Vice President Leni Robredo also tells her party mates

REBUILD LP. Vice President Leni Robredo tells her LP party mates that the fight is not lost despite the trials they faced in the past year. File photo from Robredo's office

Liberal Party holds 1st official meeting post-2016 elections

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The party ratifies resolutions naming Vice President Leni Robredo as its chairperson and Senator Francis Pangilinan as its president

LP OFFICIALS. Top-ranking officials of the Liberal Party meet officially for the first time. Photo courtesy of Rep. Teddy B. Baguilat, Jr.

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus former president Benigno Aquino III out of mere suspicion

'SORRY.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos flanked by her mother Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos and legal counsel Juan Ponce Enrile. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Aquino: 'Significant effort' to curb illegal drugs during my term

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Drugs is just one aspect The other aspect is: how do you grow the economy to fund the resources for education health and infrastructure? says the former president

FORMER CHIEF. Benigno Aquino III talks to Rappler's Maria Ressa, more than a year after he stepped down from office. Rappler photo

No opposition? Aquino reflects on LP

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Could we have done it better? Where were we wrong? asks former president Benigno Aquino III a year after he stepped down from office

YELLOW THEN. Former president Benigno Aquino III during the party's 2016 miting de avance. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

LP lawmakers call for thorough debate on martial law extension

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:24 PM

LP legislators promise to properly assess whether or not Congress should grant President Rodrigo Duterte s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year

PROPER DEBATE. The Liberal Party issues a statement ahead of Congress' joint session on the martial law extension in Mindanao.