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Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says this will 'help settle the issue of House Speaker which has been dragging for a considerable period of time'
'Mind your own party. Kung may problema ka sa party mo, do not assume na may problem kami sa party namin,' says PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
'We still have to be worried and...we still have to be vigilant,' says reelectionist Senator Koko Pimentel, who is 11th in the partial, unofficial tally as of Tuesday afternoon, May 14
Sara Duterte admits they only put 12 names on the sample ballot. Koko Pimentel, in response, says he still wants to thank Hugpong ng Pagbabago for their time together on the campaign trail.
(3rd UPDATE) Senatorial bets start casting their votes on Monday, May 13
Senate leaders and other incumbent senators also lend a helping hand, in an attempt to preserve the 'camaraderie' and 'status quo' in the chamber
'Ako po'y 27 taon nang senador. I have been with the best and the brightest,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, as he makes a pitch for the 7 senators seeking reelection
Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City
With administration-allied senatorial bets dominating pre-election surveys, Koko Pimentel expects more federalism supporters in the Senate after the May 13 polls
'We respect the President's personal decision to endorse Marcos,' PDP-Laban tells Rappler
'Alisin natin politika, pino-politicized kasi iyan,' Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says
Senate President Vicente Sotto III endorses all reelectionists, including opposition Bam Aquino, for 'unity'
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(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections dismisses petitions alleging that Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is seeking a prohibited third term as senator
The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.
What matters is not who the Philippines is engaging in joint exploration with but whether or not the agreement abides by the Constitution, says administration bet Koko Pimentel
It's a strategic decision, says PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has the highest spending in 2017, including P3.9 million for foreign travels. But he says it comes with the position.
The poll body resolves the row among factions in President Rodrigo Duterte's party: only nominations signed by the Pimentel group are recognized
Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III believes PDP-Laban senatorial candidates have no disadvantages in the 2019 elections
President Rodrigo Duterte only got involved in the selection of the 5 PDP-Laban senatorial candidates for 2019, says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
'Let us also be fair and not be allergic or raise alarm just because the foreign player is Chinese,' Senator Aquilino Pimentel III tells Rappler
The reelectionist Senator Aquilino Pimentel III has one condition: 'Basta hindi sila PDP-Laban,' referring to the party founded by his father, who had fought the Marcos dictatorship
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III talks to Rappler about his platform and the plans of PDP-Laban for 2019
'Age cannot be used as an escape from criminal liability unless you are a child. Sa bata lang po ‘yun ‘di puwede sa matanda,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
This is how they voted on the Train Law, hero's burial for Marcos, martial law extension, Bangsamoro Organic Law, and other issues during the 17th Congress
'Arroyo’s proposal is despairing, defeatist, and will be seen by the world as a tacit admission that indeed critical lawmakers are being persecuted under the Duterte administration,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says
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'We are ready,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III after lawyer Ferdinand Topacio filed a petition to cancel his certificate of candidacy for senator
(UPDATED) Here are photos from the wedding of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Kathryna Yu
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Senator Aquilino Pimentel III cites his upcoming wedding as the reason why he filed his certificate of candidacy for senator this early
The President is healthy enough to discharge his duties, say Senators Ralph Recto and Koko Pimentel
Rappler sits down with Kathryna Yu weeks before her wedding with PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
House Bill 6604 seeks a 50% discount on political ads while Senate Bill 1985 proposes discounts ranging from 20% to 40%
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III will marry fiancée Anna Kathryna Yu on October 18, 2018, at the Coconut Palace
The potential bets, mostly lawmakers, are introduced during the PDP-Laban Leadership Assembly
PDP-Laban's initial list is composed of party mates, 'friends of the party,' and reelectionist senators
The PDP-Laban president says if the presidential daughter becomes a senator, she will have 'influence on certain key national issues,' including the national budget
President Rodrigo Duterte makes the call days after he met with factions in the ruling party
'Congrats to them all. No implication on us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president
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President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with party leaders again in September, ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy
(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio
Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Pia Ranada
(3rd UPDATE) Federalism is already dead even without Mocha Uson, says Senator Ping Lacson. 'With Mocha Uson, the ashes should be thrown far away.'
Uson should be removed from the government's federalism campaign, says Senator Koko Pimentel
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III urges PDP-Laban members to trust in the party leadership, while Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez says he 'remains friends' with party mates even after his ouster as Speaker
President Rodrigo Duterte wants to resolve the party infighting involving the factions of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Duterte's classmate, lawyer Rogelio Garcia