TAÑADA: BILATERAL TALKS WITH A SUPERPOWER DO NOT FAVOR THE PHILIPPINES

On 26 April 2019, Senatorial Candidate Erin Tañada said that bilateral talks with a superpower do not favor a smaller country like the Philippines, “Mas malakas leverage ng China kung bilateral ang...

Lowering of age of criminal liability

Former Deputy Speaker and senatorial candidate Erin Tañada has vowed to question the constitutionality of the bill  lowering the age of criminal liability to nine years old if it passes through the Senate. Tañada said after an Aksyon Demokratiko event in San Juan on...

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Trabaho sa Pilipino, ‘di lang sa Tsino

112,000 Tsino daw ang nagpapasasa sa mga trabahong dapat ay sa Pilipino. Walang problema kung mapupunta sa mga Chinoy o Chinese Pinoys ang mga trabahong ito. Malapit sa ating mga puso ang mga Chinoy. Ang masakit ay ang makita nating inaagawan ng trabaho ng mga...

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Human Rights Day Statement

We deplore the systematic, planned and state-enforced killings of suspected drug users in the country. Since publicly pledging to kill criminals and eradicate drugs, the President has authorised the police to ignore the rule of law and human rights in cracking down...

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Tañada on Duterte Death Squads

“Bakit pinapapatay ang Pilipino pero inaalagaan ang mga Tsinong kumukuha ng trabaho ng Pinoy?” "All we ask is that President Duterte give his fellow Filipinos the same degree of respect and compassion that he gives to Chinese nationals. Bakit gusto niyang ipapatay ang...

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Managers may be wrong again on oil proces

The country’s economic managers may be wrong again in their prediction of oil prices for 2019, former House Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada said on Wednesday. Tañada emphasized that the same government officials who had mistakenly predicted monthly inflation rates said...

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‘Revilla should return P124m PDAF’

Former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. should return P124 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as ordered by the Sandiganbayan, according to former deputy speaker Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada. In a statement yesterday, Tañada expressed disbelief over...

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Teach students technology not ROTC

Teach students technology not ROTC. We need to prepare our students for the employment challenges of a digital global economy. Instead of pursuing militarization and imposing the ROTC program, we should focus on giving our youth the relevant skills and competency they...

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Verdict on Kian’s case a warning shot

“No bad deed will be forever hidden in darkness.” This was former Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada’s comment on the guilty verdict on the three policemen who killed 17-year old Delos Santos in an anti-illegal drug operation in August 2017. “It is a warning shot against...

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Focus on economy, prices not chances, pork barrel

Five members of the opposition coalition said the Duterte administration should focus on easing the prices of basic commodities and the burden of poor, suffering Filipinos instead of Charter change or arguing over pork barrel issues. Lawyers Florin Hilbay and Chel...

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