Category Archives: Press Statement

Exempt electric, hybrid from taxes, duties for next several years: Pangilinan

IN BILL TO ENCOURAGE MANUFACTURE, IMPORT, USE OF CARBON-REDUCING VEHICLES Exempt electric, hybrid from taxes, duties for next several years: Pangilinan MANILA — To encourage the manufacture, importation, and use of carbon-reducing vehicles, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has proposed to exempt electric and hybrid vehicles from taxes and duties for the next several years. Carbon […]

African swine fever is failure of governance in agri sector: Pangilinan

MANILA — The scourge affecting the swine industry is failure of governance in the agriculture sector, Senator Francis Pangilinan said Friday, World Animal Day. The former food security secretary said government mechanisms failed to enforce food safety protocols in contaminated frozen pork products smuggled in without benefit of inspection that is believed to have brought […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

We express our appreciation for the life and lessons of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary today. Let’s take this day as an important moment to reflect on his message of non-violence, not just as a specific action, but a way of life. Violence took the life of a PMA cadet as the most […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on the US Senate move to ban to US PH govt execs in Sen. De Lima’s imprisonment

We support the move of the US Senate as it calls out Philippine officials involved in the unjust and arbitrary detention of Sen. Leila de Lima. Sen. Leila de Lima stood up against the mass murder of our people — as we all should. She is being unlawfully detained — for almost 1,000 days now […]

Kiko echo rice farmers’ needs: More active NFA palay purchase, deferred debt payment, increased tariffs, dryers

Alexander Fernandez, 61, a rice farmer from Brgy. Soledad, Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija, tells Sen. Kiko Pangilinan of his hardships in food-producing.

MANILA — After public consultations in Central Luzon and Cebu, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Sunday echoed rice farmers’ needs to survive the impact of plunging palay prices: more active palay purchase by the National Food Authority, increased tariffs, restrictions to importations, and post-harvest facilities like warehouses and dryers. “Ang gusto ng mga magsasaka ay […]

2 Chinese laws require Chinese firms to spy for them: Kiko

MANILA — Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Monday raised anew a “national security concern” over the agreement of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with a Chinese-linked firm to put towers inside military bases in the country, noting that two Chinese laws require Chinese firms to “cooperate in gathering of intelligence information by the state.” […]

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Chinese telco in military camps

The Philippine government has not only allowed the Chinese telco on our soil, it has laid the red carpet for Dito Telecoms (formerly Mislatel) inside our military camps. Sa isyu nga ng POGOs (Philippine offshore gaming operators) na malapit lang sa military camps, na-alarma na ang mga opisyal ng DND sa potential security concern, paano […]

On firing of Faeldon

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan On firing of Faeldon Panalo ito di lang ng mga magulang nina Eileen at Allan, panalo ito ng taumbayang uhaw sa katarungan, panalo ito ng taumbayang handang ipaglaban ang tama. Kung hindi nagpakita ng galit ang taumbayan, malamang nakalaya na si Sanchez at marami pang iba. Patunay ito na […]

Filipinos stand in solidarity with HK youth, fighting common enemy of violence, tyranny: Kiko

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests Filipinos stand in solidarity with HK youth, fighting common enemy of violence, tyranny: Kiko From this dark part of the world, we raise our voice in solidarity with the young people of Hong Kong. As Filipinos face the most brazen contempt of our most […]

His release will be a mockery of justice: Kiko

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on possible release of convicted rapist-murderer, drug-lord witnesses vs Sen. De Lima His release will be a mockery of justice: Kiko We were among those who signed the Senate bill that became Republic Act 10592, so we know that its intent is not to determine the fate of inmates solely […]