NPC, tiniyak na nananatili ang suporta sa Liberal Party

admin   •   February 21, 2013   •   2962

Valenzuela Rep. Rex Gatchalian, Nationalist People’s Coalition Spokesman (UNTV News)

Valenzuela Rep. Rex Gatchalian, Nationalist People’s Coalition Spokesman (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Kinumpirma ng tagapagsalita ng Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) na si Valenzuela Rep. Rex Gatchalian na hindi totoo ang napabalitang hindi nila sususportahan ang mga kandidato ng Liberal Party.

Ayon kay Gatchalian, marahil ay nagkaroon ng misinterpretation sa naunang pahayag ni dating Congressman Mark Cojuangco ang anak ng founder ng NPC na si Danding Cojuangco.

“The statement was very simple he said that we are duty bound by party mates to support our party members in any election post but he never said that the partnership agreement was off he said was we are going to support our candidates will seek public office not only for senate, but for other elective post and that’s a responsibility of our party mates.”

Sinabi pa ni Gatchalian na kasalukuyan nilang pinag-uusapan kung paano ang kanilang gagawin sa mga kandidato ng LP at NPC na maaaring magkalaban sa posisyon sa local level.

“The partnership agreement we signed last year still stands.”

Sa ngayon ayon sa NPC buo ang kanilang pagsuporta sa mga kandidato ng Team PNoy.

Tanging si Sen. Loren Legarda lamang ang miyembro ng NPC sa Team PNoy senatorial slate.

Si Sen. Chiz Escudero naman ay dati nang miyembro ng NPC subalit noong 2009 nagdesisyon itong lisanin ang grupo.

Tiniyak din ng koalisyon na matibay ang samahan nila ng LP at sinusuportahan din nila ang mga plataporma ni Pangulong Aquino. (Grace Casin & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Right to data privacy not an excuse to evade legal proceedings – NPC

Robie de Guzman   •   October 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Thursday reiterated that a person’s right to data privacy should not be used as an excuse to evade legal investigations.

“We would like to reiterate that the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) does not prohibit the disclosure of personal or sensitive personal information (collectively, personal data) when necessary for purposes of complying with validly issued subpoenas by government investigating bodies,” NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro said in a statement.

“Data privacy rights should not be cited as an excuse to evade legal proceedings,” he added.

Liboro issued the statement after the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee cited in contempt and ordered the detention of Pharmally’s president Twinkle Dargani, and corporate secretary Mohit Dargani when they refused to submit documents subpoenaed by the panel.

The Dargani siblings have been resisting Senate orders to submit several source documents related to the contracts it made with the government on pandemic supplies, citing advice from legal counsel.

“While we advocate for the protection of the right to data privacy of data subjects, there are provisions in the law that recognizes the processing of personal information when necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or to fulfill functions of public authorities,” Liboro said.

“On the other hand, sensitive personal information may also be processed when provided for by existing laws and regulations, or necessary for establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, among others,” he added.

The Pharmally Pharmaceutical company has been under scrutiny for its allegedly questionable deals with the government for the purchase of face masks and face shields.


Loren Legarda, Chiz Escudero eye Senate comeback in 2022

Robie de Guzman   •   October 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Antique Representative and House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda has formally declared her bid to return to the Senate as she filed her certificate of candidacy in the 2022 national elections.

Legarda filed her COC around 8 a.m. on Friday when the period for the COC filing started.

She will be seeking national post under the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

In a statement, Legarda expressed confidence that her political experiences will be able to help in solving the climate crisis, pandemic and other issues hounding the country.

Aside from Legarda, Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero also formalized his plan to seek a comeback to the upper chamber.

Escudero’s COC was filed by his lawyer George Garcia.

He is also running under the banner of Nationalist People’s Coalition.

Escudero served as senator from 2007 to 2019 before winning the gubernatorial seat in the previous election.

Kiko Pangilinan, Leila de Lima, Bam Aquino lead LP Senate bets for 2022 polls

Robie de Guzman   •   September 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Liberal Party (LP) on Tuesday announced the nominations of Senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Leila de Lima, as well as former Senator Bam Aquino, as its senatorial candidates for the 2022 elections.

In a statement, the LP said the formal nomination of Pangilinan, de Lima, and Aquino happened during the party’s virtual National Executive Council Meeting.

Aquino has yet to announce his plans for the upcoming polls.

The gathering was attended by LP party chairperson and Vice President Leni Robredo, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Quezon City Representative Christopher “Kit” Belmonte, and former lawmakers Teddy Baguilat and Erin Tañada, among others.

The LP said it also passed a resolution endorsing Senator Risa Hontiveros and Atty. Chel Diokno as part of its initial list of guest senatorial candidates, for being aligned with the party’s principles.

The former ruling party also passed another resolution granting Robredo full authority and discretion in initiating talks and coming up with agreements, as well as identifying and assembling a united national slate of candidates for president, vice president and senators, “while respecting her preference on the elective position she may decide to run for, if any, with the full support by the Party as a whole.”

Robredo has yet to announce her plans for the 2022 elections.

The period for the filing of candidacy will be from October 1 to 8.


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