Category Archives: Press Release

Pangilinan backs proposed Taal Commission

MANILA – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Tuesday expressed his support for the establishment of a Taal Commission — a body that would solely focus on aiding, rehabilitating, and rebuilding communities affected by the ongoing eruption of Taal Volcano. “We should immediately shift our focus to providing the needs of those affected by the ongoing […]

Pangilinan to DoF: Extend cash assistance, interest-free emergency loans to Taal victims

As Taal Volcano remains restive, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Sunday urged the Secretary Carlos Dominguez and the Department of Finance to formulate a comprehensive inter-agency fund assistance program for affected residents around the volcano.

Pangilinan appeals to govt to issue more regular Taal Volcano updates

ALFONSO, Cavite — Government must issue more regular Taal Volcano updates over the twice-a-day situationer that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) releases, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Saturday. “Considering that Phivolcs raised alert level 2 to 4 in just two hours last Sunday, we issue an urgent appeal to government to issue […]

Alternative livelihood, funding assistance for Taal-affected farmers, fisherfolk: Pangilinan

“We are seeing the Filipino bayanihan spirit at its finest with how groups and individuals from all walks of life are coming together and pitching in whatever they can to help families and animals affected by the Taal eruption cope with the calamity. Local government units are responding with their resources to provide for the […]

Pangilinan: Fast-track Sagip Saka implementation to help rice farmers hit by Rice Tariffication Law

At the start of the planting season this year, Senator Francis “Kiko” Panglinan issued a strong appeal implement the Sagip Saka Law quickly and efficiently to aid farmers adversely affected by the Rice Tariffication Law. Pangilinan made the call as two major farmers’ groups predicted a decline in the willingness of the country’s farmers to […]

Let’s all be heroes like Rizal, courageous and in service: Pangilinan

We stand as one in celebrating the heroism of Gat Jose Rizal, who throughout his life worked to lift up the condition of Filipinos and his country under siege. In the uncompromising stand of our national hero against tyranny and abuses, we are inspired to follow in his footsteps. In his triumphs and sacrifices, we […]

20-20 vision, focus on climate crisis, food security this 2020: Pangilinan

As 2019 winds down and we look toward 2020, let’s make a commitment to continue standing up for our rights and what is true, and for our future and our children. We will be faced with fresh challenges anew — higher prices triggered by TRAIN Law, low farmers’ incomes, climate crisis.  Lindol at bagyo ang […]

Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Christmas 2019:

“Please take the time to listen to this and reflect. The hymn Payapang Daigdig was composed by Felipe de Leon in December of 1946 as he lamented the horrible violence and destruction that fell upon the City of Manila at the end of World War 2 and his longing for peace and serenity amidst […]