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(UPDATED) 'Her acts of deriding our sovereign laws is high-handed, arrogant, and irresponsible, which should not be countenanced but be condemned to the fullest,' says Senator Koko Pimentel of Angkas CEO Angeline Tham
Cagayan de Oro residents pay their last respects to the city's most illustrious son, former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr
'Senator Nene has showed all the way for members of PDP-Laban to be brave and true because he was a teacher. He was teaching via his behavior, via his actions, via his moral courage,' says former Eastern Samar governor Lutgardo Barbo
Visibly tired and with difficulty walking, President Rodrigo Duterte attends the wake of the late former Senate President
Current government leaders, former colleagues, and various groups mourn the death of former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr
Former Senate president Nene Pimentel fought for the powerless and promoted the rule of law, and these fueled his staunch opposition to the Marcos dictatorship
(3rd UPDATE) Malacanang hails Pimentel as a “giant among his peers”
PDP-Laban spokesperson Ron Munsayac says that Pimentel, the party chairman emeritus, is in the intensive care unit
'We will call for a national assembly. We will listen to the voice of the members kung sino ang gusto nila (who they want). Definitely, there will be some changes,' says party president Aquilino Pimentel III
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, who is supporting speakership bet Martin Romualdez, opposes the planned sanctions of the PDP-Laban leadership
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says he is endorsing the bid of his friends in Senate, whom he fully believes will serve 'with integrity'
With administration-allied senatorial bets dominating pre-election surveys, Koko Pimentel expects more federalism supporters in the Senate after the May 13 polls
President Rodrigo Duterte signs a law designed to benefit candidates with smaller budgets, in time for the 2019 elections
(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
The bill will attempt to supersede a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized the provision in the Omnibus Election Code
Who was the most surprised at President Duterte's order revoking Senator Trillanes' amnesty? His own Cabinet.
Former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr says the 10-year military rule of the disgraced dictator Ferdinand Marcos was much worse, but the extrajudicial killings happening now are also not right
'Let us expose them for what they are. They are trying to perpetuate a legacy that had better been placed in the box of history under several feet underground,' says former senate president Nene Pimentel
'For heaven's sake, I suggest this government official be more careful with their statements,' says an exasperated Pimentel, referring to DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III
The longtime federalism advocate says Uson's video of a lewd federalism jingle was a waste of time for an official being paid taxpayers' money
(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
Rodrigo Duterte is meeting with his party-mates due to infighting between two camps, that of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and lawyer Rogelio Garcia
(UPDATED) Vicente Sotto III, who takes over from Aquilino Pimentel III, says he is 'deeply humbled and sincerely grateful' for the opportunity to lead the Senate 'at this critical and challenging time'
Resigned Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has been in a relationship with Kathryna Yu for at least two years now
(3rd UPDATE) Aquilino Pimentel III nominates Vicente Sotto III as his successor, saying, 'This is an example of a peaceful and willing transfer of power in the Senate'
(UPDATED) Senators expect Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III to provide the kind of protective leadership that Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III failed to show when his party mate, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, attacked the Senate
This change in Senate leadership could happen within the year, possibly in July or in October, when Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III files his certificate of candidacy for reelection
'President Duterte is promising our OFWs jobs back in our country when he can't even sign an executive order to address labor contractualization and protect the workers' security of tenure,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
'They more or less fit into the ideals, objectives, and goals of the party,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III of the initial lineup of the Nationalist People's Coalition
When asked if Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III will step down once he files his certificate of candidacy for the 2019 elections, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says there have been discussions 'to that effect'
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says, however, that the ruling party has yet to decide whether Lim will be its mayoral candidate in Manila against incumbent Joseph Estrada
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the ruling party will consider even poor performers in surveys on possible senatorial aspirants
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says this follows the timeline of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, chair of the Senate subcommittee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law
If the Supreme Court ousts Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto when the Senate is already convened as an impeachment court, the latter can determine whether or not to proceed with the trial, says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
(2ND UPDATE) Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says broadcast journalist Jiggy Manicad is also included in the initial lineup
(UPDATED) Despite an 8-point dip in their numbers, the second and third highest officials of the land retained their 'good' satisfaction ratings
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says drones must be regulated because they could also be used to violate people's rights, especially the right to privacy
This comes after Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito aired the grievance of reelectionist senator-allies that they were left out despite having supported the government
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Senate concurrence in treaty withdrawals is in the 1987 Constitution 'by implication,' but Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III disagrees
Republic Act 10973, Pimentel says, reduces the power of the judiciary and puts Filipinos' right to security at risk
'The principal effect of a no-election scenario would be to upset the constitutional mandate that requires elective officials to be subjected to periodic check by the sovereign people,' says former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr
(UPDATED) The Con-Com votes for a self-executing provision in the new constitution that will cover relatives up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity and affinity
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno can only be removed through impeachment, while Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the petition is 'a slippery slope'
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'Isn't this a free country? If someone else wants to run the party then they should first join, get elected as party leader, and then run it the way they want to run it,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
'Strange' is how Malacañang describes the claim of Senate Minority Leader Drilon that administration lawmakers want the barangay and SK polls postponed again
Senator Francis Escudero says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III signed the order last Wednesday, February 21
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Manny Pacquiao question the claims of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as they defend President Rodrigo Duterte
But Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the data given to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, including the CCTV videos of the different areas of the Senate, are part of public records
'The proceeds can be used to help calamity victims,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III