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Amid Senate leadership row, Pimentel tells Villar: Mind your own party

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:05 PM

'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

Koko Pimentel: Magic 12 tally still 'too close'

May 14, 2019 - 2:15 PM

'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

URGENT ISSUES. Reelectionist Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III says that proper jobs, lower food costs and better justice system are more pressing issues that has to be revisited, placing federalism talks in the backburner. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Koko Pimentel dropped from Hugpong ng Pagbabago sample ballot

May 13, 2019 - 4:35 PM

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.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the message of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) miting de avance at the PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City on May 11, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Koko Pimentel, Mar Roxas early bird voters among Senate bets

May 13, 2019 - 7:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Senatorial bets start casting their votes on Monday, May 13

MARKET STOPS. File photo of Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas taking his 'Mr Palengke' campaign to Cebu City in April 2019. File photo by Micole Gerard Tizon/Rappler


Reelectionist senators join forces amid blurry political lines in 2019

May 10, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Senate leaders and other incumbent senators also lend a helping hand, in an attempt to preserve the 'camaraderie' and 'status quo' in the chamber

Reelectionists Grace Poe holds a rally together with Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Kiko Pimentel, Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, and Chiz Escudero at Tondo, Manila on February 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tito Sotto endorses all 7 reelectionist senators

May 06, 2019 - 5:25 PM

'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

Laguna - Senate Reelectionists with SP. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte leads PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cagayan

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City

CAGAYAN CAMPAIGN. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally at the Cagayan Sports Coliseum in Tuguegarao City on April 16, 2019. Presidential Photo

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

Anti-Martial Law Pimentel shares 2019 campaign stage with Imee Marcos

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'We respect the President's personal decision to endorse Marcos,' PDP-Laban tells Rappler

Pimentel: Don't politicize Maria Ressa's arrest

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'Alisin natin politika, pino-politicized kasi iyan,' Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says

Reelectionists Grace Poe holds a rally together with Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Kiko Pimentel, Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, and Chiz Escudero at Tondo, Manila on February 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

7 reelectionist senators band together for 2019 campaign, elections

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:49 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III endorses all reelectionists, including opposition Bam Aquino, for 'unity'

Reelectionists Grace Poe holds a rally together with Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Kiko Pimentel, Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, and Chiz Escudero at Tondo, Manila on February 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Maria Ressa arrested for cyber libel | Evening wRap

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:02 PM

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Comelec junks petitions vs Pimentel senatorial bid

Feb 13, 2019 - 5:56 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections dismisses petitions alleging that Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is seeking a prohibited third term as senator

REELECTION BID. The Commission on Elections junks petitions to stop Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III from running again for senator. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte’s chosen ones: Who will benefit most from the President’s endorsement?

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on August 17, 2018, reiterates that his administration remains committed to preserve and defend the most cherished democratic values in the country. Malacañang Photo

Pimentel: Don't fear China, focus on legality of joint exploration

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:26 AM

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

PDP-Laban: Fielding 5 Senate bets not a sign of weakness

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:26 AM

It's a strategic decision, says PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

PDP-Laban led by the Party President Senator Koko Pimentel and Chairman former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez along with its members and leaders gather at the Seda Hotel in Quezon City on Thursday, August 2, 2018, for a leadership meeting. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

LIST: Who are Senate top spenders in 2017?

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:25 AM

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.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pimentel group is legitimate PDP-Laban – Comelec

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The poll body resolves the row among factions in President Rodrigo Duterte's party: only nominations signed by the Pimentel group are recognized

TRUE PRESIDENT. Senator Koko Pimentel files his Certificate on Candidacy on October 11, 2018 at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Some senators slam planned 'Duterte death squad' vs NPA

Nov 28, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'

'TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.' President Rodrigo Duterte signs a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army as a terrorist organization. File photo

PDP-Laban's Senate slate to rely on Duterte popularity, party machinery

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III believes PDP-Laban senatorial candidates have no disadvantages in the 2019 elections

Photos of Mangudadatu, Dela Rosa, Pimentel by Rappler; Photos of Duterte, Go,Tolentino by Malacañang

Duterte has 'minimal involvement' in PDP-Laban affairs

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte only got involved in the selection of the 5 PDP-Laban senatorial candidates for 2019, says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

PDP-LABAN. PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says party chairman President Rodrigo Duterte is not much involved in the party's affairs. File Presidential Photo

Koko Pimentel says 'no need to worry' over China Telecom's entry to PH

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM

'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

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Koko Pimentel open to sharing same slate with Imee Marcos

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:36 PM

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

#TheLeaderIWant: Koko Pimentel on 2019 candidacy, PDP-Laban campaign

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III talks to Rappler about his platform and the plans of PDP-Laban for 2019

Koko Pimentel: Imelda Marcos can't use old age to escape criminal liability

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'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

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How 7 reelectionist senators voted on key issues, bills

Nov 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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

VOTING RECORDS. Find out how the 7 reelectionist senators voted on key measures, laws, and issues during the 17th Congress.

Senators divided over Arroyo's push for PH withdrawal from IPU

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:50 PM

'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

Senate: Plenary Session. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes scores victory, Sagay massacre, social media users | Evening wRap

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:10 PM

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Overstaying in Senate? Topacio seeks to cancel Pimentel COC

Oct 22, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'We are ready,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III after lawyer Ferdinand Topacio filed a petition to cancel his certificate of candidacy for senator

SENATORIAL BID. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III grants media interviews after filing his of certificate of candidacy on October 11, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

LOOK: 'Ninong' Duterte in Koko Pimentel, Kathryna Yu wedding

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

(UPDATED) Here are photos from the wedding of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Kathryna Yu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with the newlyweds Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Kathryna Yu during their wedding at The Coconut Palace in Pasay City on October 18, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#PHVote2019, Pimentel files his COC, Leni Robredo | Midday wRap

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:49 PM

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Koko Pimentel, Freddie Aguilar first to file COCs for senator

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:32 AM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III cites his upcoming wedding as the reason why he filed his certificate of candidacy for senator this early

FIRST TO FILE. Senator Koko Pimentel files his certificate of Candidacy on October 11, 2018 at the Comelec office in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte allies in Senate downplay medical tests

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The President is healthy enough to discharge his duties, say Senators Ralph Recto and Koko Pimentel

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City for his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Convention on August 17, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Rappler Talk: Kathryna Yu on upcoming wedding with Koko Pimentel, political challenges

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Rappler sits down with Kathryna Yu weeks before her wedding with PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III

WEDDING. Rappler talks to Kathryna Yu two weeks before her wedding with PDP-Laban president and Senator Koko Pimentel. Rappler screenshot

Bill on cheaper political ads closer to becoming law

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:05 PM

House Bill 6604 seeks a 50% discount on political ads while Senate Bill 1985 proposes discounts ranging from 20% to 40%

Koko Pimentel's wedding ninongs: Duterte, Bong Go, Sotto, Pacquiao

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III will marry fiancée Anna Kathryna Yu on October 18, 2018, at the Coconut Palace

8 'very possible' senatorial bets announced at PDP-Laban assembly

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The potential bets, mostly lawmakers, are introduced during the PDP-Laban Leadership Assembly

LINEUP. PDP-Laban announces 8 "very possible" personalities part of their Senatorial slate.

LOOK: PDP-Laban asks Duterte to finalize 2019 Senate slate

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:56 PM

PDP-Laban's initial list is composed of party mates, 'friends of the party,' and reelectionist senators

Presidential Photo

Koko Pimentel urges Sara Duterte to run for senator in 2019

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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

SENATE RUN? Senator Aquilino Pimentel III calls on presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for senator in 2019.

Duterte to PDP-Laban: ’Unity now more important than ever’

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:31 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes the call days after he met with factions in the ruling party

PDP-LABAN CARES. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the 1st year anniversary of the humanitarian arm of PDP-Laban.

Pimentel downplays Hugpong alliance with political parties

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:19 PM

'Congrats to them all. No implication on us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte meets PDP-Laban, Samsung Note 9, sun-skimming spacecraft | Midday wRap

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Duterte 'unites' PDP-Laban factions, vows help in 2019

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:16 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with party leaders again in September, ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the two warring factions of ruling party PDP-Laban at Diamond Hotel. Photo from SAP Bong Go

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

Pimentel on Uson, National ID, Napoles | Midday wRap

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:11 PM

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Senators raise hell over Mocha's 'vulgar, desperate' federalism video

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:31 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Federalism is already dead even without Mocha Uson, says Senator Ping Lacson. 'With Mocha Uson, the ashes should be thrown far away.'

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Pimentel hits Mocha Uson over lewd, 'bullshit' federalism dance

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Uson should be removed from the government's federalism campaign, says Senator Koko Pimentel

Pimentel, Alvarez call for unity in PDP-Laban amid infighting

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:40 PM

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

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to 'unify' PDP-Laban factions

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:52 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to resolve the party infighting involving the factions of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Duterte's classmate, lawyer Rogelio Garcia

FACTIONS. A group within PDP-Laban held an 'unauthorized' national assembly and elections on Friday, July 29. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler CA decision, Arroyo on elections, Gilas update | Evening wRap

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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