Koko Pimentel

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Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya Dirty tricks operators have joined the Jenny Napoles pork barrel scam controversy to make the mess messier. The immediate objective is clearly to distract attention from Napoles and members of her family and cause confusion. Sad to say some members of media fell into the trap. Philippine Star ran a story yesterday implicating three senators who are Read More …

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas  At a time of international conflicts and realignment of alliances, and of unprecedented interest in the use of the power to impeach, the importance of the Philippine Senate as an institution has never been more emphasized. Under the 1987 Constitution, the Senate is the only congressional body empowered to ratify or reject treaties, and to try and convict Read More …

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AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star  Per the STAR story yesterday by Non Alquitran, The PNP (Philippine National Police) Fact-finding Committee had announced that the Atimonan shooting incident was an ambush and not a shootout. The physical evidence was simply overwhelming. Lest we lose the proper perspective to this incident, we should bear in mind that there were questionable Read More …

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By Karl John C. Reyes InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – Illegal number games still exist in the province of Pampanga, but are “going unnoticed” because they use as legal shield the Small Town Lottery run by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III revealed on Sunday. “Clearly this illegal numbers game is no longer the jueteng which we know. It is actually Read More …

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By Marvin Sy The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III is pushing for another Senate probe on jueteng, specifically on the reported protection money being received by officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) from operators of the illegal numbers game. In a statement, Pimentel said the revelations made during last Friday’s hearing by the Senate committee on constitutional amendments, revision of Read More …

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INTROSPECTIVE By Tony Katigbak The Philippine Star Recently I have been reading several news pieces about the departure of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III from the United Nationalist Alliance of Jojo Binay and Joseph Estrada, despite their best efforts to convince him to stay and not join another political party. It is really beyond me why there is such a big fuss concerning this. Politicians Read More …

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AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star In this current row between UNA (United Nationalist Alliance) senatorial candidates Koko Pimentel and Migz Zubiri, Vice President (VP) Jojo Binay may have to step in and negotiate a publicly acceptable solution. VP Binay should not underestimate the political backlash that this row can spawn and how it could negatively affect his 2016 Read More …

Rep. Koko Pimentel

By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY (May 10, 2012) – Senator Aquilino Pimentel IV, partylist congressmen, town mayors, other local officials and various groups opposed to magnetite mining in various areas in Ilocos region have sought a Writ of Kalikasan before the Supreme Court in a bid to stop such activities which accordingly have caused massive beach erosion and flooding. Reps. Teodoro Casino, Raymond Palatino, Read More …

By David Dizon abs-cbnNEWS.com MANILA, Philippines – In January 2001, then Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. held the microphone as Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took her oath of office as President after the EDSA Dos revolt that ousted Joseph Estrada. A decade later, Pimentel said he is saddened by the turn of events that led to Mrs. Arroyo’s arrest for electoral sabotage of the 2007 mid-term Read More …

By Marvin Sy The Philippine Star Sen. Koko Pimentel’s arms are raised by Sen. Pia Cayetano and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan following his proclamation as a winner in the 2007 senatorial elections at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City yesterday. Also in photo are Pimentel’s wife Jewel and two children. JONJON VICENCIO MANILA, Philippines – After four years of contesting his loss in the 2007 senatorial Read More …