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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

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Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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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/Rappler.com

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.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What liberalism, LP, and yellow really mean

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Can you tell the difference between liberalism, the Liberal Party, and the Yellow Movement?

Liberal Party: Aquino actions in Mamasapano 'in good faith'

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The LP sees his actions in relation to Mamasapano as imperatives in good faith to advance the cause of justice and peace in Mindanao says party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

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

Why Leni Robredo can't be full-on opposition

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Vice President cannot risk completely disengaging from government Her access to the President and Cabinet members can advance her pro poor agenda

IT'S OFFICIAL. Oath taking of the elected Vice President Leni Robredo at the Quezon City Reception House on June 30, 2016.

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party s rebranding is a hard and messy work in progress as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided

Aguirre stands by order to probe opposition for alleged destab plot

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED Even after the discovery of false claims and an old unrelated photo Aguirre stands by his Department Order 385 to probe into a supposed destabilization plot by opposition leaders

MILITARY COURTS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says in an interview with Rappler on June 1, 2017 that military courts may be established under particular circumstances during the martial law. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Opposition senators seek joint session on martial law

May 29, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The joint congressional session is needed to check the validity of the proclamation and to prevent abuses all 6 minority senators say in a resolution

JOINT SESSION. Opposition senators file a resolution calling for a joint congressional probe to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte’ declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

May 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her former election rival has some explaining to do on the questionable contract with a maintenance provider under his term as transportation chief

GHOSTS OF THE MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says the MRT3 mess started under the term of former transportation secretary Manuel Roxas II.

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

May 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima who is in high spirits

MAGNIFICENT 7. Representatives Emmanuel Billiones, Tom Villarin, Raul Daza, Edcel Lagman, Teddy Baguilat Jr, and Gary Alejano pose for photographers outside the PNP Custodial Center after their visit to detained Senator Leila de Lima on May 22. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Online bashers target Robredo's new radio show

May 21, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Gusto nating maging daan ang program para alisin ang lahat ng negatibo says Vice President Leni Robredo as she urges critics to tune in to BISErbisyong LENI first before tagging it as a destabilization tool

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May 17, 2017 - 8:08 PM

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If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

May 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP Laban it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA

CRITICAL CA MEMBER. LP member and Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato is one of the more feisty members of the Commission on Appointments. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang

Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

May 15, 2017 - 3:50 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says there is no need yet to invite her former election rival to the ongoing Senate probe

Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

May 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte says her father Quezon City 4th District Representative Sonny Belmonte will retire from politics as a Liberal Party member in 2019

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED In defending their departure from LP Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is overwhelming support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PARTY HOPPING. A total of 10 lawmakers, 5 formerly from the Liberal Party, jump ship to PDP-Laban on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

3rd UPDATE Liberal Party lawmakers in the House are now down to 28 as an impeachment complaint looms against the party chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo

HELLO, PDP-LABAN. Representatives Geraldine Roman, Alfred Vargas, Ansarruddin Adiong, and Nancy Catamco are now members of the ruling party. Photos from House of Representatives

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation and when he had to speak up about the hero s burial for the dictator

RELAXED. Roxas during a trip to Orientel Mindoro during his 'Thank You Tour.' Photo from Mar Roxas' Facebook page

Senate minority plans to ask court to let De Lima vote on 'critical' bills

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:20 PM

If the court has allowed the furlough of former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla it should also allow Senator Leila de Lima to perform her duties as senator says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Senator Leila De Lima files a Writ of Habeas Data before the Supreme Court in Manila on Monday, November 7, 2016, against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Death penalty bill already 'dead' in Senate – Drilon

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says at least 13 senators are expected to thumb down the Duterte administration s priority measure

File photo

De Lima urges LP party mates to support Duterte impeachment

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

I hope that my party mates uphold the oath each one of us took before the Filipino electorate to fight tyranny and corruption by defending the rule of law civil liberties and human rights says the detained senator

Senator Leila de Lima during her press conference at Senate in Pasay on Thursday, September 22, 2016. . Photo by Jasmin Dulay

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Apr 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Apr 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

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LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM

2ND UPDATE Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says this common consensus was reached during a meeting of 15 LP House majority caucus members with their party chair Vice President Leni Robredo

Miro Quimbo. Rappler file photo