Posts Tagged Koko Pimentel

Senator Pimentel on possible raps over his ‘breach of COVID-19 protocol’: I will respond in due time

Robie de Guzman   •   March 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Friday said he is ready to face and will respond in due time to charges reportedly being prepared against him in...

Makati Medical Center denounces Pimentel’s alleged ‘breach of protocols’

Marje Pelayo   •   March 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III is in hot water after violating his home quarantine protocol when he entered Makati Medical Center (MMC) on Tuesday night (March 24)...

Senator Koko Pimentel tests positive for COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   March 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday confirmed he has tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a statement, Pimentel said he underwent a swab test...

Senator seeks to regulate operation, ownership of private drones

Robie de Guzman   •   October 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III has filed a bill seeking to regulate the ownership and operation of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles by private individuals. Under Senate Bill...

Senators hit Chinese envoy: Filipinos in China are not spies

Robie de Guzman   •   August 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators on Monday slammed Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua over his remark that Filipino workers in China might be suspected of being spies. At...

Senators expect to hear salary, labor, sea dispute issues in Duterte 4th SONA

Robie de Guzman   •   July 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22, some senators have already picked out certain topics that they want the...

Cayetano has to work for House speakership – Koko Pimentel

Robie de Guzman   •   July 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel on Thursday said Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano still needs to work on getting the House speakership post despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement...

Koko Pimentel says PDP-Laban to still support Velasco’s speakership bid

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III has called on members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to support their party mates who are vying for...

Lawmakers to respect Duterte veto on 2019 budget

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers will respect President Rodrigo Duterte’s exercise of his veto power on the proposed P3.7-trillion 2019 national budget. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said vetoing the entire...

Sen. Pimentel moves to scrap decades-old travel tax

Marje Pelayo   •   April 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III seeks to abolish the 42-year-old presidential decree that imposes travel tax to Filipinos traveling abroad. In his Senate Bill No. 1841, Pimentel...

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