Category Archives: Press Statement

Pangilinan wants to make insurance mandatory for palay, other essential crops

NFA should buy insurance for indigent rice farmers: Kiko MANILA — To help farmers survive crop destruction due to calamities, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan seeks to make insurance mandatory for palay and other crops essential to food security. Senate Bill 35, or the proposed Expanded Crop Insurance Act of 2019, seeks to amend existing laws […]

Kiko thanks Gina for her service

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on the death of Gina Lopez Kiko thanks Gina for her service A woman of courage. Firebrand. That is how many will remember Gina Lopez — perhaps most prominent for her short stint as Secretary for the Environment and Natural Resources, but more significantly for me as child protection advocate. […]

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on attacks against student activism

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on attacks against student activism Youth activists are heroes: Kiko Young people have always been the catalysts of change, or in today’s language society’s disruptors. Without young people situating themselves in society, pondering if not criticizing it, and eventually acting to change it, we would not be enjoying the freedoms […]

Give farmers P20 billion emergency cash assistance from rice tariffication law now — Pangilinan

MANILA — Filipino farmers hurting from the deluge of imported rice should immediately get P20 billion emergency cash assistance from collected tariffs and unprogrammed funds under the Rice Tariffication Act, Senator Francis Pangilinan said Tuesday. He said the immediate release of cash relief assistance is necessary for our rice farmers’ survival as they lost an […]

Eid’l Adha is rooted on love for all creation: Kiko

Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Eid’l Adha Eid’l Adha is rooted on love for all creation: Kiko Our warmest greetings to the Muslim community, particularly to our brothers and sisters among Muslim Filipinos, as you celebrate this year’s Eid’l Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. We non-Muslims take the occasion to learn that Eid’l […]

Kiko: New agri chief’s focus on raising farmers’ income is a great start

Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on the appointment of Dar as agriculture secretary Kiko: New agri chief’s focus on raising farmers’ income is a great start We welcome the appointment of Agriculture Secretary William Dar. It comes at a crucial time as rice farmers face tremendous pressure from unlimited imports and coconut and sugar farmers […]

Pangilinan seeks to establish Department of Disaster and Emergency Management, at least P20-billion calamity fund

Disaster-prone Philippines needs a disaster-buster: Kiko MANILA — The Philippines ranks third as the most disaster-prone country in the world, regularly suffering from typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, not to mention the occasional drought, epidemic, El Niño, and La Niña, as well as the staple flooding. Yet our country does not have a point person […]

Raise entry-level govt nurses’ salary to P30,000 to keep them here: Kiko

MANILA — To encourage Filipino nurses from flocking to higher paying jobs abroad, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan seeks to raise the salaries of entry-level government nurses in the country to P30,531. “Sa huli, ang layunin ng panukalang ito ay ang mapabuti ang kalagayan ng propesyon ng nursing at ang itaguyod ang kalidad ng pangangalagang pangkalusugan […]

Ang tunay na Minority Leader sa Kamara, pambalanse sa lakas ng administrasyon: Kiko

The goal remains: Elect a genuine Minority Leader at the House of Representatives that can provide the check and the balance to the Majority that is aligned with the powerful administration. It could not just be anybody, including those who only want a position and those masquerading as fiscalizers but are in fact collaborators. The […]

Pangilinan urges public to be rain catchers

Flooded streets when it rains and empty taps are ironies of daily life that Filipinos face, especially in Metro Manila. Senator Francis Pangilinan’s bill on rainwater management is offering a solution. Senate Bill No. 36 proposes to pass a law on the “management, control, regulation and utilization of rainwater runoff, and the improvement of ecological […]