Category Archives: Speech

Privilege Speech of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on the State of Rice Farmers

Good afternoon. “Worse than the Japanese occupation”. This was how a 92-year-old farmer described the effects of the Rice Tariffication Law. She knows whereof she speaks because she was a Huk warrior at the bloody retaking of the old Pampanga Sugar Mill garrison from the Japanese. Aside from quoting his mother in his August 7, […]

SEN. FRANCIS PANGILINAN ON LAWFARE

The reality of lawfare does not operate in a vacuum. It operates within a system of justice and institutions that are inherently weak, and oftentimes inutile. Close to 30% of our country’s courts have no judges. 40% of our prosecution positions in the Department of Justice, 40% vacant. No criminal case can be heard without the presence of the public prosecutor. Which is to say, therefore, up to a certain extent, 40% of your cases are not being heard or being heard so slowly.

Let’s arrest the devastation caused by unrestricted rice imports on our farmers

PRIVILEGE SPEECH | Sen. Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan Let’s arrest the devastation caused by unrestricted rice imports on our farmers Mister Senate President, fellow Senators, magandang hapon po sa ating lahat. I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege, as a Member of the Senate and as a Filipino who cannot live without rice. […]

TRANSCRIPT | WELCOME REMARKS OF SEN FRANCIS PANGILINAN AT THE LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR FREEDOM AWARDING CEREMONY FOR SEN LEILA DE LIMA

By tonight, our esteemed foreign guests would’ve witnessed how Senator Leila De Lima’s trial is being conducted, how she is being treated as an accused, and how the state has limited her freedom, even kept you, our foreign guests, from visiting her. All these despite the absence of not one gram of evidence and despite […]

SPONSORSHIP SPEECH OF SENATOR FRANCIS N. PANGILINAN ON SENATE BILL NO. 1765, UNDER COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 367, OR THE ANTI-POLITICAL DYNASTY ACT OF 2018

The 1986 EDSA People Power Revolt was in large part about a political dynasty that took hold of our country and refused to let go. It took a long time to revive our economy that political dynasty ran to the ground. It is taking longer to exact justice for the culture of impunity cultivated by […]

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR FRANCIS N. PANGILINAN FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROLIFERATION OF FAKE AND/OR MISLEADING NEWS AND FALSE INFORMATION

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR FRANCIS N. PANGILINAN FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROLIFERATION OF FAKE AND/OR MISLEADING NEWS AND FALSE INFORMATION Magandang umaga po sa kanilang lahat. Nabanggit na lang din po ‘yung Senate Resolution 516 at ‘yung pagruruta nito, nais po nating bigyang diin na base sa mga pangyayari — based on the […]

Liberal Party National Executive Council Meeting President’s Report

PRESIDENT’S REPORT OF SENATOR FRANCIS N. PANGILINAN AT THE LIBERAL PARTY NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING AT THE UNIVERSITY HOTEL, UP DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY 10 AUGUST 2017 Noong Agosto ng nakaraang taon, nagkausap kami ng ating dating pangulo ng partido na si Sec Mar Roxas tungkol sa usapin ng pagpapalit ng liderato ng partido. Sa aming […]

Speech of Senator Francis N. Pangilinan During the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Smart Agriculture Forum

Thank you for inviting me to speak in this conference. It is always an honor for me to speak on the state of our agriculture, particularly of the agents of this sector that put the bounties on our table: our farmers and fishers. Agriculture is a compelling subject that has sent me on a journey […]

Transcript of Sen. Pangilinan’s Interview on Marcos Burial At Senate Session Hall

Hindi ako naniniwala siya ay bayani. Kung siya ay bayani bakit natin siya pinatalsik noong 1986? Kung siya ay bayani, bakit $4.5 bilyon na ang naibabalik na nakaw na yaman? Hindi ako naniniwalang siya ay bayani. Hindi siya dapat tularan at hindi siya dapat magsilbing inspirasyon. Ang Libingan ng mga Bayani ay itinatag sa isang […]

TRANSCRIPT OF INTERPELLATION BY SENATOR FRANCIS PANGILINAN ON SENATOR PACQUIAO’S PRIVILEGE SPEECH

Thank you very much Mr. President. Gusto ko lang pong malaman kung papayag ba po ang ating kasamahan na si Senator Pacquiao na sumagot ng ilang mga katanungan mula sa inyong lingkod. Salamat po. Mr. President, gusto lang po nating malaman kung pamilyar ba ang ating kaibigan na si Senator Manny doon sa naging kasasayan […]