Category Archives: Press Statement

Rosy GDP forecasts sans COVID component is ‘rearranging furniture in Titanic’: Pangilinan

THE recovery of Philippine economy is anchored on how well the government manages the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan at the briefing of the Development Budget Coordinating Committee on the Proposed 2021 National Expenditure Program.

Low global student assessment results rooted in hunger among Filipino children: Pangilinan

The low ranking of the Philippines in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is rooted in hunger among Filipino children, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Thursday.

On removal of VP Leni as anti-drug co-chair

Statement of Senator Francis Pangilinan on removal of VP Leni as anti-drug co-chair “The appointment and the eventual firing of VP Leni as anti-drug co-chair prove what we have been saying all along: Both the war on drugs and the appointment of the vice president as ICAD co-chair are bluff and bluster. Their scheme to […]

Drop in rice, palay prices don’t match; compensate farmers for losses ASAP: Pangilinan

MANILA — The dip in rice prices does not match the drop in palay prices, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Sunday, asking the Philippine Competition Commission to investigate and correct this anomaly. “Hindi patas ang pagbaba ng presyo ng palay sa pagbaba ng presyo ng bigas sa merkado,” he said. “Ibig sabihin, hindi sinasagot ng […]

Impunity of political dynasty triggered Maguindanao massacre: Pangilinan

ON TENTH YEAR OF THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS Impunity of political dynasty triggered Maguindanao massacre: Pangilinan MANILA — The sense and reality of impunity of a political dynasty caused the Maguindanao massacre a decade ago, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said on the 10th year of the world’s deadliest attack on journalists. “Ten years […]

Let’s fast-track release of cash compensation to farmers impacted by Rice Tariff Law: Pangilinan

MANILA – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has called on the Senate to fast-track the release by December of an initial P3 billion for the direct cash compensation to rice farmers whose livelihood has been adversely affected by the Rice Tariffication Law. “Our farmers have already lost billions of pesos. This [cash compensation for the impacted […]

Pangilinan files bill to disqualify political turncoats from office

To institutionalize and strengthen political parties of the Philippines as pillars of the country’s democratic system, Liberal Party president and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan filed a bill seeking to, among other things, disqualify political turncoats from office. Senate Bill 421 or the Political Party System Act seeks to create a state subsidy fund for political […]

Remove ASF-contaminated longganisa, processed pork from market: Sen. Kiko

MANILA – If reports are true and verified that several processed meats have tested positive for African swine fever (ASF) virus, then the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Agriculture should identify these brands and immediately remove them from the market, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said Thursday. “Ito ang mag-aalis sa takot ng […]

On Supreme Court action on electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos

Statement of Minority Senators Leila De Lima, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, and Kiko Pangilinan on Supreme Court action on electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos Naninindigan ang Minorya sa Senado sa makatuwiran at makabuluhang pag-iral ng ating mga batas. Mariin kaming tumututol sa desisyon ng Korte Supremang pumapabor kay Ginoong Marcos sa electoral protest nito ukol […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Albayalde stepping down as PNP chief:

Faeldon, Lapeña, Teo Tulfo, Aguirre, Jason Aquino all resigned from their posts because of links to illegal drugs, corruption, or incompetence/negligence and yet this government has failed to go after them and has in fact assigned many of them to other posts. He and all the rest should be charged for at the very least […]