Statement of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, on power shift at the House of Representatives

July 24, 2018
Photo by: Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

We respect the position taken by the 12 Liberal Party members on the decision to abstain from the choice of Speaker.

The maneuverings show the underbelly of politics that turn good people off from serving in government. The battle for House speakership is political infighting among those in the administration. The Liberal Party does not wish to be part of this spectacle.

As opposition, we remain critical, particularly on issues and concerns of ordinary Filipinos, who have been left behind as mere spectators in this political fight.