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Pimentel Should Be Allowed to Run for Reelection: Zubiri

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday said Senator Aquilino Pimentel III should not be disqualified to run for reelection in next year’s mid-term elections despite having served as senator of the Republic in the 16th Congress. “I would like to put it on record that Senator Pimentel should be able to seek his […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuNov 9th, 2018

Legal remedies, old age favor Imelda – lawmakers

SENATORS on Wednesday said Rep. Imelda Marcos (Ilocos Norte) is allowed to avail herself of legal remedies to delay the issuance of an arrest order against her. Senators Aquilino Pimentel…READ The post Legal remedies, old age favor Imelda – lawmakers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

How 7 reelectionist senators voted on key issues, bills

MANILA, Philippines – Seven senators of the 17th Congress are eyeing reelection in 2019. Six of them are administration senators: former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III, senators Joseph Victor Ejercito, Juan Edgardo Angara, Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, and Cynthia Villar. Only Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV is part of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Disqualification case vs Koko Pimentel ‘nothing personal’ — lawyer

The lawyer who filed the disqualification case against former Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who is vying for reelection next year, said Friday that he filed the petition "out of curiosity as a lawyer" and not to spite the senator. Atty. Ferdinand Topacio said that he did not have a personal grudge against Pimentel, and he filed the case to see whether his legal opinion is correct. "This is not to denigrate Koko, wala akong personal na galit sa kanya, wala kaming pinag-awayan. This is just a purely legal thing. Hindi ito personal just to enrage Koko," Topacio said in a forum. "Wala po akong personal dito. This is a case of first impression al eh,wala pang gan...Keep on reading: Disqualification case vs Koko Pimentel ‘nothing personal’ — lawyer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Koko Pimentel says law on his side to seek reelection

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said yesterday the law is on his side when it comes to his eligibility to run for reelection next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Koko Pimentel says law on his side to seek reelection

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said yesterday the law is on his side when it comes to his eligibility to run for reelection next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Trillanes scores victory, Sagay massacre, social media users | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Makati Regional Trial Court or RTC Branch 148 junks the government plea to have opposition Senator Sonny Trillanes re-arrested over previously dismissed coup d’etat charges. Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio files a petition to block the reelection bid of Senator Koko Pimentel. Filipinos online express anger on social media over the death of 9 farmers in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Nene Pimentel: EJKs not allowed in PH then, now, or ever

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator president Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr reminded the public on Thursday, September 21, that extrajudicial killings will never be alowed and that those in power should respect the right to life.  He made the statement while recalling the horrors of Martial Law ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Pimentel Opposes Draft Charter Proposal Allowing Duterte Reelection

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Friday he is against the provision in the proposed federal Constitution that allows President Rodrigo Duterte to seek another term should a federal government system be adopted. According to a member of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to draft a Federal Charter, the President and the Vice President can […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Solon vs imposition of airline fuel surcharges

A Mindanao congressman cautioned yesterday the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) against hastily authorizing commercial airlines to impose fuel surcharges on passengers. “The last time the CAB allowed fuel surcharges, airlines were collecting anywhere from 500 per domestic passenger to $400 per international passenger,” said Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Duterte ready to quit during transition

After a member of the consultative committee (Concom) said that President Duterte could seek reelection if allowed by the new Constitution, the Chief Executive stressed he is ready to step down during the transition to federalism......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Sotto, 3 others register perfect attendance in second regular session of Congress

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd and three other senators registered perfect attendance during the second regular session of Congress. Sotto, former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel 3rd,  Senators Panfilo Lacson and Juan Miguel Zubiri were never absent in all 79 session days of the Senate or from July 24, 2017 to May 30. While all four senators… link: Sotto, 3 others register perfect attendance in second regular session of Congress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Koko Pimentel wants to keep post until October 2018

While his colleagues in the majority bloc want him replaced next week, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is reportedly asking that the change in leadership be postponed to October, when he files his certificate of candidacy for reelection in the 2019 midterm polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Pimentel: I’m not too attached to positions

Nobody should be too attached to his position, according to Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III who said he would respect the decision of the majority on who should lead the chamber.   Pimentel, who would run for reelection in 2019, said he was set to meet with Sen. Vicente Sotto III, majority leader, to discuss the Senate leadership issue.   Sotto had expressed willingness to become Senate president.   Pimentel said he wanted to be updated by Sotto.   "You shouldn't be too attached to the position," Pimentel said in a phone interview.   He declined to say whether he preferred to stay as Senate president until the filing of...Keep on reading: Pimentel: I’m not too attached to positions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Villar: Sotto could be next Senate president

LLANERA, Nueva Ecija - Senator Cynthia Villaron Mondayconfirmed Sen. Panfilo Lacson's announcement that senators had agreed to elect Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto as the replacement of Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who would step down to focus on his reelection bid in 2019. "It's not a problem for us senators. It won't bring trouble," said Villar, who graced the "Banua A Mannalo (Bayaning Magsasaka)" Festival during this town's 63rd foundation day. Lacson apologized to Pimentel when the Senate leader denied that Sotto would succeed him by June or October.  ...Keep on reading: Villar: Sotto could be next Senate president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Ka Freddie, 19 others on ‘evolving list’ of PDP-Laban senatorial bets

Here's one more proof that in the Philippines at least, politics and show business have become interchangeable: popular folk singer Freddie Aguilar is on the "evolving list" of possible senatorial candidates of the ruling PDP-Laban.   Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Thursday named the 20 people being considered by the party for the 2019 midterm senatorial elections, including Ka Freddie, whose hit song "Anak" has become some sort of anthem for pained parents everywhere, and GMA-7 television reporter Jiggy Manicad, who recently joined the party.   "This is an evolving list," said Pimentel, the PDP-Laban president who is seeking reelection. The list also inc...Keep on reading: Ka Freddie, 19 others on ‘evolving list’ of PDP-Laban senatorial bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Pimentel: Release list of village officials with drug links to ‘clear’ names ahead of polls

SENATE President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd has urged the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to release the list of barangay (village) officials allegedly involved in drugs, but would still want to seek reelection on May 14, so that they would be able to “clear” their names. Pimentel made the remark when asked about the conflicting views [...] The post Pimentel: Release list of village officials with drug links to ‘clear’ names ahead of polls appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Koko Pimentel files bill on cheaper political ads

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III filed Senate Bill No 1777, seeking to lower costs of political advertisements on media “in the interest of democratizing public service.” Pimentel, who will run for reelection in 2019, proposed to amend Republic Act 9006 or the Fair Elections Act to lower ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Benham Rise is ours, Nene Pimentel says after PH allowed China research

MANILA, Philippines – Benham Rise is ours. Former Senate president Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr said the Philippines has jurisdiction over Benham Rise and other islands being contested by China, including Scarborough Shoal and the Kalayaan Group of Islands. Pimentel, founder of President Rodrigo Duterte's party PDP-Laban, was speaking at the second ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Pimentel: No need for Callamard to tell us EJKs must be stopped

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Saturday said the Philippine government did not need United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Agnes Callamard to tell it that extrajudicial and arbitrary killings in the war on drugs must be stopped.   "Killing helpless [suspects] who are already under the custody of the police is not allowed. We don't need Callamard to tell us. I myself will say that it is illegal and you will face charges in court under the Revised Penal Code," Pimentel said in a radio interview yesterday.   Pimentel was reacting to a joint statement issued by UN human rights specialists urging the government to end attacks and killings carried ou...Keep on reading: Pimentel: No need for Callamard to tell us EJKs must be stopped.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

Pimentel lauds possible entry of 3rd telco player in PH

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III welcomedon Tuesday the proposed entry of a third telecommunications company in the country from China, saying it is the only way to force the two giantlocal telcos to improve their services.   Pimentel was apparentlyreferring to Smart Communications Inc.and Globe Telecom.   "A third telecommunications firm is exactly what our country needs to end a telco duopoly mired in mediocrity; a situation that has allowed them to hold the Filipino consumer hostage to poor communications and data services," Pimentel said in a statement.   "By acting decisively to address this problem, the President is showing the kind of ...Keep on reading: Pimentel lauds possible entry of 3rd telco player in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017