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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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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


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

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

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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

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

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Ciriticized for supposedly bending over backwards for President Rodrigo Duterte Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III maintains he s no clone of the popular Chief Executive

File photo from Senate PRIB

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the House of Representatives should just focus on important legislation and not on the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

'CONFIDENT' OVER ALVAREZ. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo trusts Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will consider the greater interests of the House. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says there are many smart lawmakers in the House who will refuse to be used in political infighting

LP LEADER. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the LP will fight for Vice President Leni Robredo should an impeachment complaint be filed against her. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez urged to endorse impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Marcos loyalists Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez the complainants accuse Vice President Leni Robredo of betraying public trust But LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo slams the complaint as baseless

IMPEACHMENT LOOMING? An impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo has been drafted by members of the Volunteers for Good Government. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez s plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will be construed as vindictive and unfair

Alvarez mulls filing impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the complaint could be about Vice President Leni Robredo s betrayal of public trust for her criticism of the war on drugs in a video sent to the UN

ANOTHER IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes Vice President Leni Robredo is behind the first impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Mar 17, 2017 - 1:18 PM

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Robredo behind Duterte impeach move – Alvarez

Mar 17, 2017 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano the lawmaker who filed the complaint denies the accusation saying this is solely the decision of the Magdalo

ALLEGATION. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Vice President Leni Robredo will be the one benefitting should President Rodrigo Duterte be impeached. File photo by Rappler

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:37 PM

PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte

THE WHIP. Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas gestures as his colleagues vote on HB 4727 on March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LP secretary general Jose Christopher Belmonte says it is heartwarming that none of the party s lawmakers are willing to take the place of their ousted colleagues

NO LONGER A HOUSE LEADER. Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte loses his committee chairmanship after voting to the death penalty bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:38 AM

PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure

Kejagung bantah pemindahan tujuh terpidana mati ke Nusa Kambangan terkait eksekusi

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:55 PM

“Pokoknya belum ada eksekusi mati dalam waktu dekat ” ujar Kepala Pusat Penerangan Hukum Kejaksaan Agung M Rum

LP NUSAKAMBANGAN. Personel Polri tiba di Pelabuhan Cilacap, satu-satunya jalan untuk bisa menuju ke LP Nusakambangan. Foto oleh Bayu Nur/AFP

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Some representatives voted contrary to their previous public statements or their party stand What made them change their mind?

SURPRISE VOTES? Several congressmen explain their votes on the death penalty bill.

Sotto: Senate won't pass death penalty bill before June closing

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Even pro death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson expects the measure not to make it in the Senate

SENATE VS DEATH PENALTY? Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the death penalty would not be approved in the Senate by June or before the first regular session of the 17th Congress adjourns. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

The Senate scramble that led to the Lascañas probe

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Lascañas public confession creates a stir inside the Senate and exposes a divided upper chamber

Retired policeman Arthur Lascañas delivers a "public confession" inside the Senate building on February 20, 2017.

Suarez not threatened by LP possibly joining opposition bloc

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Congressmen under the bloc of Minority Leader Danilo Suarez assert that Liberal Party representatives cannot just declare they are the House minority if they break away from PDP Laban

NOT THREATENED. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (middle) and his deputies, Buhay Representative Lito Atienza (left) and Kabayan Representative Harry Roque (right), hold a press conference on March 1. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Pimentel should've talked to LP senators first – Recto

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:21 PM

If I were the Senate President at that time I would have talked to Senator Drilon and told him I think we cannot work together so just resign

Photo by Senate PRIB

Aquino's 'guidance' to LP: 'It's time to speak up'

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says he is definitely bothered by Senator Leila de Lima s arrest and the Senate reorganization that affected Liberal Party members

'STAND UP.' Former president Benigno Aquino III attends the Liberal Party caucus on February 28. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED Liberal Party stalwarts say their party mates are willing to lose their House leadership titles should they vote against the controversial death penalty measure

THE LIBERALS. LP president and Senator Francis Pangilinan, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, and LP secretary-general and Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte talk to the media after their party caucus. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

After LP ouster, Drilon is new Senate minority leader

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Six senators now comprise the minority bloc: Franklin Drilon Paolo Benigno Aquino IV Francis Pangilinan Risa Hontiveros Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV

Pacquiao tells LP they can keep some posts: 'May awa din ako'

Feb 28, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The neophyte senator volunteers to initiate the move to oust the 4 Liberal Party senators on Monday February 27

Photo from Office of Senator Pacquiao

15 senators planned LP ouster in Pacquiao's house

Feb 28, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Hindi tayo makakagawa ng trabaho dito sa Senado kung hindi natin gaganunin Ako ayoko mamulitika Kumbaga nandito tayo para magtrabaho says Senator Manny Pacquiao

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad on October 3, 2016.

Pangilinan hits Pimentel: LP did not 'hamper' Senate agenda

Feb 28, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Liberal Party president reminds Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III that 20 of 29 bills nearing approval into law are being defended by LP senators

Liberal Party senators see Palace hand in ouster

Feb 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Nawala na ba ang pagiging independiente at magiging sunud sunuran na lang ba [ang Senado] sa ehekutibo? asks Senator Francis Pangilinan

Senate ousts Drilon, LP senators from key posts

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:12 PM

UPDATED The 4 ousted senators join the Senate minority bloc

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Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

3rd UPDATE I hope Secretary Aguirre isn t losing his marbles He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories much less engaging in character assassination says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima

APOLOGY DEMAND. Former senator Jamby Madrigal says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II should be more discerning of the information he peddles to the public

Emotional De Lima vows to fight charges, seeks prayers for safety in jail

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Tuloy po ang laban ni Leila de Lima says the embattled senator the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte