Category Archives: Press Release

Is P76-billion coco levy funds intact? — Pangilinan

WHAT is the status of the estimated P76-billion coco levy funds? Is it still intact? These are the questions Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan want answered by the government as the Senate continues its deliberation on the bill actualizing the Supreme Court decision on the funds collected from coconut farmers during the Marcos regime. During the […]

Pangilinan backs VP Leni’s inspiring approach to COVID-19

SENATOR Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan fully agrees with Vice President Leni Robredo’s “comprehensive, inclusive, and participatory approach” in the fight against the spread of COVID-19), emphasizing that the country needs clear and concrete actions rather than baseless rhetoric. “Sa simula pa lang, mabilis ang naging pagkilos ni Vice President Leni para matugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga […]

Statement of Minority Senators Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, and Francis Pangilinan on the EU Parliament’s call to release Senator Leila de Lima from jail

We express our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the members of the European Parliament for adopting a resolution calling for the release of our colleague, Senator Leila De Lima, from imprisonment and the dismissal of the trumped-up charges against her.

Use part of P105B coco levy fund law for VCO production to spur industry growth: Pangilinan

AS senators continue to deliberate on the coco levy trust fund bill, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Wednesday said the potential of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as a possible cure for COVID-19 can be the impetus needed to develop the Philippine coconut industry, and more importantly, improve the lives of the poorest Filipino farmers. “Sakaling […]

P105B coco levy fund law must benefit smallholder farmers: Pangilinan

THE COCO levy trust fund law must benefit the country’s estimated 3.5 million coconut farmers, especially the smallholder farmers, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said on Monday as the Senate continues to discuss the bill seeking to actualize the Supreme Court decision on the estimated P105 billion levy initially collected from them. “Kailangang bantayan ang pagpasa […]

Let’s beat COVID with PGH director, ex-DoH secretaries leading govt response: Pangilinan

WITH the country’s number of COVID-19 cases breaching the 250,000 mark yesterday (September 11), Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Saturday named at least three health experts who can lead government response to the ongoing health crisis.

Rescind deal allowing China to build cell towers in military camps: Pangilinan

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana should rescind the deal that allows China-backed Dito Telecommunity Corp. to build cell sites inside Philippine military camps, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Friday. “The secretary should rescind the deal as it compromises the security of our citizens and our country as whole, especially security of our data, which is the […]