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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

Ex-Senate president Nene Pimentel 'in stable condition'

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Gwen Pimentel Gana says water was removed from the lungs of her father, former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr

STABLE. Former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr is now in stable condition. Rappler file photo

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

Itogon landslide, Nene Pimentel on Mocha Uson, Grab fares | Evening wRap

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:59 PM

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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

EJKs, corruption, China: How the Senate backs Duterte and allies

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) From delaying investigations, ousting chairpersons, and clearing administration officials, the Senate has supported President Rodrigo Duterte in his two years in office

Duterte never interfered in drafting of federal constitution – Nene Pimentel

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Consultative Committee made sure the 'fears of the people' about charter change are addressed in the draft constitution, says former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr

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

Consultative Committee aims to give Cha-Cha report by Duterte's SONA

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) The committee plans to meet 5 days a week until July to study possible changes to the 1987 Constitution

Nene Pimentel: Con-Com meetings should be open to media

Feb 08, 2018 - 1:58 PM

'There should be no secret deliberations,' says former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr after attending the Consultative Committee's first ever meeting

Bypass Senate? Nene Pimentel tells Alvarez to re-read Constitution

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:25 PM

'Basahin niya ulit yung Constitution sapagkat that is not what is envisioned,' former Senate president Nene Pimentel tells House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who insists they could change the charter without the Senate

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

'Benham Rise is ours,' Nene Pimentel says after PH allowed China research

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:40 PM

'We would like to emphasize Scarborough Shoal is ours, Kalayaan shoals are ours, that Benham Rise is likewise within our exclusive economic zone,' says the former Senate president

DISCUSSING CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. (middle), flanked by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (right) and former Supreme Court Associate Justice Vicente Mendoza (left), addresses question from senators during the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes hearing on the proposed formation of a Constitutional Convention that will amend or revise the 1987 Philippine Constitution on Thursday, December 8, 2016. (PRIB Photo by Albert Calvelo/ 08 December 2016)

Rappler on NBI probe, Nene Pimentel on No-El, North and South Koreas in Winter Olympics | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:24 PM

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No-elections, long transition to federal gov't? 'Kalokohan,' says Nene Pimentel

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:30 PM

'Excuse me, but I think that's a lot of kalokohan,' says the former Senate President and framer of the 1987 Constitution

EXPERTS. A former senate president and former chief justices attend the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nene Pimentel rejects abolition of Ombudsman in new Constitution

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:55 PM

'Let me emphasize that the good provisions of the Constitution should not be revised!' says the former Senate President

FOR FEDERALISM. Former Senate President Nene Pimentel speaks before a Senate hearing on proposals to change the Constitution. Photo by Alex Nueva España/Senate

Nene Pimentel urges Duterte not to resign after federalism shift

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:16 PM

It will take a man who believes in it para maisulong says former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr a long time advocate of federalism

Nene Pimentel: Better for PCGG to recover Marcos wealth

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:29 PM

But the former senate president agrees that a law is needed to facilitate the return of the funds

Pimentel says he may 'rethink' Senate presidency to focus on 2019 polls

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:47 PM

There might come a time when you need to rethink where to focus because being Senate president has its own responsibilities You also have your needs and plans as senatorial candidate says Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel III

Question new members' motives, Nene Pimentel urges PDP-Laban

Jul 29, 2017 - 5:23 PM

PDP Laban founder Aquilino Pimentel Jr says the party is being swamped with politicians who want to be associated with President Rodrigo Duterte

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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'Maintain independence,' Nene Pimentel tells senators

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:43 AM

I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate you cannot dictate to the senators that s my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people

Senate file photo

'Be careful in dealing with China,' Nene Pimentel tells Duterte

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Citing Sri Lanka and Myanmar the ex Senate president warns that when indebted countries fail to pay loans China takes over the sites of their investments

CAUTION. Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr cautions the Duterte administration in dealing with China.

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The former Senate president shares his thoughts live on Rappler

Saguisag hits Congress for being Duterte's lackey

Jun 01, 2017 - 1:07 PM

May Congress ba tayo? Puro tameme eh Yung mga iba naman dun puro chuwariwariwap says former senator Rene Saguisag of the 17th Congress

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Nene Pimentel contradicts son Koko: Congress required to hold joint session

Jun 01, 2017 - 12:25 PM

That is mandated by the Constitution says former Senate president Aquilino Nene Pimentel Jr

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Ciriticized for supposedly bending over backwards for President Rodrigo Duterte Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III maintains he s no clone of the popular Chief Executive

File photo from Senate PRIB

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017 - 10:22 AM

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Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Robredo's 'UN statement' not an impeachable offense – Nene Pimentel

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Dapat siguro tignan nila ano nagawa ni Leni na labag sa Saligang Batas hindi labag sa kanilang pag iisip says the founder of ruling party PDP Laban

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

1st in PH history: Father, son elected Senate President

Jul 28, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Former Senate President Aquilino Nene Pimentel Jr led the chamber during the impeachment trial of then President Joseph Estrada

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON. Former Senate President Nene Pimentel gives his plesing as his son, newly-elected Senator Koko Pimentel takes his oath on Monday, July 25. Photo by Senate PRIB/Cesar Tomambo

How many states should PH have under federalism?

Jul 12, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Advocates of federalism want to divide the country into 11 autonomous states

Infographic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Can federalism solve PH's education funding woes?

Jul 03, 2016 - 11:38 AM

In a federal system states can keep 80 of their revenues and remit 20 to the national government in comparison to the status quo where LGUs keep only 40

NEW GOVERNMENT. Former Senator Aquilino Pimentel believes a new system of government will solve the country's education woes. Photo by Justine Balane/ Rappler

Federalism in PH, ISIS’ reach, Cavs vs Dubs | 6PM wRap

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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Nene Pimentel remembers 'Jovy Salonga, the man'

Mar 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

He was a human being – subject to the flights of optimism and to the depths of pessimism which ordinary mortals are heirs to former senator Nene Pimentel says of the late Jovito Salonga

Recalling the past, looking to the future: X users react to #EDSA30

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:42 PM

X users share their experiences from EDSA I and their hopes for the Philippines 30 years after the People Power Revolution

WATCH: Nene Pimentel reacts to youth's views on People Power

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:34 PM

How will the former statesman who was jailed twice during martial law react to the youth s views on the EDSA revolution?

Duterte 're-enters' PDP-Laban amid 2016 prospects

Feb 21, 2015 - 8:03 PM

They want me to run as president I don t even have a First Lady Give me a First Lady before anything else Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says

Senators to Napoles: ‘What agent?’ to ‘A lie’

May 27, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Responding to Napoles affidavit senators deny transacting with the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind and knowing the agents she named

'PERJURED LIE.' This is how Senator Loren Legarda describes the affidavit of Janet Napoles implicating her and 19 other senators. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Napoles details ‘transactions’ with 20 senators

May 26, 2014 - 11:11 PM

From working with agents to directly handing senators money Napoles details her alleged dealings with 20 former and current senators

LET'S PARTY. Janet Lim-Napoles, left (standing), rubs elbows with senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla in this photo taken during a party in Estrada's favorite hangout in San Juan. The man second from right is businessman Jaime Dichaves, who has owned to the Jose Velarde account initially linked to former President Joseph Estrada.

My Mindanao: Peace at long last?

Mar 30, 2014 - 10:00 PM

I believe that a new breed of Muslim leaders visionaries and intellectuals will be the catalyst for change

SCARS. The front part of Sta. Barbara Elementary School in central Zamboanga City is tattered by bullets from the siege. Photo from JR Lopez Gonzales

Binay: Local govt center goes on after Pimentel resignation

Mar 11, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Binay says he will retain the name Pimentel Center even after the resignation of former Senator Nene Pimentel from the local governance institute

Binay to Koko: Formal resignation non-issue

Mar 04, 2014 - 7:41 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay scoffs at Senator Koko Pimentel s request for him to formalize his resignation from PDP Laban through a letter

‘Binay like Ninoy, Nene Pimentel like Cory’

Jun 24, 2012 - 8:52 AM

Former Senator Rene Saguisag likens his friends VP Binay and former Sen Nene Pimentel to the late Aquino couple