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Pimentel wants Angkas CEO Angeline Tham declared 'persona non grata'

Jan 22, 2020 - 11:33 PM

(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

ANGKAS CEO. Angeline Tham, founder and CEO of Angakas, after she joined the massive protest ride of Angkas drivers in December 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Nene Pimentel's final homecoming

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Cagayan de Oro residents pay their last respects to the city's most illustrious son, former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr

HOMECOMING. Soldiers carry the casket of former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr at the Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro on October 23, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Greatest president we never had': Friends, supporters pay tribute to Nene Pimentel

Oct 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM

'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

NENE PIMENTEL. People pay their last respects to the late senator Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Hr. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cane-bearing Duterte visits Nene Pimentel wake

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:38 AM

Visibly tired and with difficulty walking, President Rodrigo Duterte attends the wake of the late former Senate President

Patriot, statesman, pillar of democracy: Tributes pour in for Nene Pimentel

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Current government leaders, former colleagues, and various groups mourn the death of former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr

TEAM EFFORT. Consultative Committee member and former senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr talks about the 5 months of work put in by the committee. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Nene Pimentel: Courageous stalwart of democracy

Oct 20, 2019 - 9:50 AM

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

FEDERALISM STALWART. Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. speaks during the 3rd Centennial lecture themed " Federalizing the Philippines" held at Recto room, Senate of the Philippines on August 4, 2016. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Former Senate president Nene Pimentel dies at 85

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:26 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacanang hails Pimentel as a “giant among his peers”

ConCom member fromer senator Nene Pimentel at a hearing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Former Senate president Nene Pimentel 'very ill,' says family

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:33 PM

PDP-Laban spokesperson Ron Munsayac says that Pimentel, the party chairman emeritus, is in the intensive care unit

CRITICAL CONDITION. Former Senate President Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr is 'very ill and currently under treatment,' according to the Pimentel family. Rappler file photo

Pimentel on his way out? 'About time' PDP-Laban elects new leaders, senator says

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:00 AM

'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

PATIENCE. PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III asks his partymates to be patient. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Unjustified' to sanction PDP-Laban lawmakers who won’t back Velasco

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, who is supporting speakership bet Martin Romualdez, opposes the planned sanctions of the PDP-Laban leadership

FOR ROMUALDEZ. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is voting for speakership bet Martin Romualdez, going against the wishes of his party PDP-Laban. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

On his birthday, Gatchalian endorses 6 out of 7 reelectionist senators

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says he is endorsing the bid of his friends in Senate, whom he fully believes will serve 'with integrity'

REELECTIONIST SENATORS. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian celebrates his birthday by endorsing the bid of reelectionist senators in Valenzuela City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Pimentel sees hope for federalism shift in Senate after 2019 elections

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM

With administration-allied senatorial bets dominating pre-election surveys, Koko Pimentel expects more federalism supporters in the Senate after the May 13 polls

Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

New law provides bigger discounts for political ads

Feb 16, 2019 - 12:22 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs a law designed to benefit candidates with smaller budgets, in time for the 2019 elections

Duterte officially endorses 11 chosen candidates for May 2019

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:59 PM

(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

PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte endorses senatorial candidates from the PDP-Laban during its kickoff rally for the 2019 midterm elections in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on February 14, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Senators seek to make premature campaigning a crime

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The bill will attempt to supersede a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized the provision in the Omnibus Election Code

2019 ELECTIONS. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon wait at the gates of the Comelec office in Manila to officialy close the filing of certificates of candidacy of aspirants for the May 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan

Sep 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Who was the most surprised at President Duterte's order revoking Senator Trillanes' amnesty? His own Cabinet.

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

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:30 PM

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

‘Repudiate’ Enrile, Marcos attempt to revise history, says Nene Pimentel

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'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

ConCom member fromer senator Nene Pimentel at a hearing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Nene Pimentel hits DILG exec for pushing revolutionary gov't

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:23 PM

'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

PUSHING FOR 'REVGOV.' DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III says his support for 'RevGov' is a personal opinion. File photo by Angie de Silva

Nene Pimentel says Mocha Uson should stick to entertainment

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:34 PM

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

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PDP-Laban struggles for unity, survival ahead of 2019 polls

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(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

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to meet PDP-Laban factions on Aug 9

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:10 AM

Rodrigo Duterte is meeting with his party-mates due to infighting between two camps, that of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and lawyer Rogelio Garcia

UNITING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in a speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) - Laban Christmas Benefit Dinner for Marawi City at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City on December 13, 2017, calls on the PDP-Laban as well as other political parties to unite so that they could all work together to solve the country's problems. Photo by ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Tito Sotto elected as Senate president

May 21, 2018 - 3:41 PM

(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'

Senate: Sen. Sotto & Sen. Pimentel. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Koko Pimentel to marry partner in mid-October 2018

May 21, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Resigned Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has been in a relationship with Kathryna Yu for at least two years now

WEDDING BELLS. Resigned Senate president confirms his wedding with partner Kathryna Yu in October 2018. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Koko Pimentel resigns as Senate president

May 21, 2018 - 12:01 PM

(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'

koko pimentel press con may 21. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sotto: I won’t allow Senate to be 'trampled' on

May 18, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(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

NEXT SENATE PRESIDENT? Senate Majoriry Leader Vicente Sotto III is reportedly poised to become the next Senate president. File photo from Senate PRIB

Senate President Tito Sotto? Likely this year, says Lacson

May 03, 2018 - 2:05 PM

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

Hontiveros hits 'reckless' Duterte appeal for OFWs to leave Kuwait

Apr 29, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'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

A handout photo released on February 20, 2018 by the Kuwaiti newspaper, Kuwait Times, shows Filipino workers trying to get amnesty waiting outside the Philippine embassy in Kuwait City.  Philippine President earlier this month announced a departure ban for Filipinos planning to work in Kuwait, after the murder there of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis. / AFP PHOTO / KUWAIT TIMES / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KUWAIT TIMES" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

'Friends of the party' in initial NPC senatorial lineup

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:48 AM

'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

SUPPORT. Senator Vicente Sotto III bares the name of 8 individuals the National People's Coalition will support in the 2019 elections. Photo by Rappler

Senate President Sotto? 'I'm open to it'

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

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. Majority leader Vicente Sotto III said he was open to possible assuming the leadership role at the Senate. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Alfredo Lim joins Duterte’s PDP-Laban

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:25 PM

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

MEMBER. PDP-Laban President Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says former senator and Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim took his oath as a member of the ruling party.

PDP-Laban to give 'unknowns' shot at Senate slate – Pimentel

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the ruling party will consider even poor performers in surveys on possible senatorial aspirants

ELECTIONS. PDP-Laban President Aquilino Pimentel III at the party's Thanksgiving Party at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City on November 16, 2016. Photo by Rappler

BBL passage by end of May? 'We'll still give it a try,' says Pimentel

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:39 PM

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

LANDMARK MEASURE. Photo taken during the Senate consultations in Tawi-Tawi on February 8, 2018. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

If SC ousts Sereno, Senate impeachment court may vote on validity of removal – Pimentel

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:37 PM

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

IMPEACHMENT. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said the Senate will observe how the House of Representatives will accept the decision of the Supreme Court on the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Rappler

Freddie Aguilar for senator? Yes, PDP-Laban eyes him for 2019

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:06 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says broadcast journalist Jiggy Manicad is also included in the initial lineup

SENATE LAUDS FREDDIE AGUILAR: Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (right) presents a copy of Senate Resolution 658 recognizing Filipino singer and composer Freddie “Anak” Aguilar (2nd, left) for his “lifetime outstanding contributions to Philippine arts and culture,” Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Aguilar was accompanied by his wife, Jovie Aguilar (left). (PRIB Photo by Joseph Vidal/AYA/13 March 2018)

Robredo, Pimentel keep 'good' satisfaction ratings – SWS survey

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:05 PM

(UPDATED) Despite an 8-point dip in their numbers, the second and third highest officials of the land retained their 'good' satisfaction ratings

'GOOD.' Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III retained their 'good' satisfacting ratings despite an 8-point dip for both officials. Photos from OVP, Senate PRIB

Congress seeks government regulation of drones

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:08 AM

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

DRONES. Philippine Congress seeks to regulate the use of drones, whether used for hobby or commercial purposes. File photo by Joseph Edelson/AFP

Pimentel vows to 'fight' for reelectionist allies in PDP-Laban slate

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:16 PM

This comes after Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito aired the grievance of reelectionist senator-allies that they were left out despite having supported the government

Bangsamoro Basic Law in Basilan

Senate OK needed in Int'l Criminal Court withdrawal? Trillanes, Pimentel clash

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Senate concurrence in treaty withdrawals is in the 1987 Constitution 'by implication,' but Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III disagrees

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Subpoena powers should remain with judiciary, says PNP law author Pimentel

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Republic Act 10973, Pimentel says, reduces the power of the judiciary and puts Filipinos' right to security at risk

NO ABUSE? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa earlier vowed that they will use their 'conscience' in issuing subpoenas. PNP PIO file photo

Nene Pimentel, IBP, Namfrel reject no-election scenario in May 2019

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'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

Con-Com votes to regulate political dynasties in new charter

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(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

CON-COM. The Consultative Committee discusses regulating political dynasties in the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Senate leaders slam 'unconstitutional' petition to oust Sereno

Mar 05, 2018 - 5:20 PM

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'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Pimentel: Nothing wrong with PDP-Laban ties with China's Communist Party

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'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

Photo from Pimentel's official Facebook account

Roque refutes Drilon, says barangay polls will push through

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Strange' is how Malacañang describes the claim of Senate Minority Leader Drilon that administration lawmakers want the barangay and SK polls postponed again

BARANGAY POLLS. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the barangay and SK elections will push through as far as Congress is concerned. File photo by Rappler

Senate orders arrest of ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III signed the order last Wednesday, February 21

COMELEC CHAIR. Andres Bautista, former chair of the Commission on Elections, faces allegations of unexplained wealth from his own wife. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Trillanes calls on Senate to defend De Lima, press freedom, right to life

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Manny Pacquiao question the claims of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as they defend President Rodrigo Duterte

File photo by Rappler

Hontiveros slams Pimentel for giving staff info, Senate CCTV to Aguirre

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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

CAVALIER?

Pimentel: Why not sell smuggled luxury cars to foreign buyers?

Feb 08, 2018 - 4:47 PM

'The proceeds can be used to help calamity victims,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

DESTROYED. A bulldozer runs over smuggled luxury vehicles at the Port Area in Manila on February 6, 2018. Photo by Simeon Celi/Presidential Photo