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PIMENTEL MOURNS DEATH OF SHINZO ABE

Senator Koko Pimentel mourned the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whom he said paved the way for invigorated and strong relations between the Philippines and Japan. “I am deeply shocked to hear the news about the senseless attack on former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. As Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, I personally witnessed […]

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PIMENTEL WISHES DUTERTE GOOD HEALTH AFTER TERM

Senator Koko Pimentel III congratulated President Rodrigo Duterte as he vacated Malacañang. Pimentel thanked Duterte for his sacrifices for the nation. “Enjoy non-political life for the time being or at last.”  “I wish him good health, after his tenure as President, so he can spend more time with his family. Enjoy non-political life for the time […]

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SENATE HONORS LIFE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF NENE PIMENTEL

Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. was praised and honored by his colleagues and friends during a necrological service held in his honor at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City. Visibly moved by the snippets of anecdotes and stories about his father, Senator Koko Pimentel III thanked colleagues, friends and the Filipino people for […]

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PIMENTEL TO SPORTS EXECS: WHAT IS THE STATUS OF SEA GAMES PREPS?

Senator Koko Pimentel III on Monday called on officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to give a comprehensive update on the status of preparations for the 30th Southeast Asian Games or SEA Games, which the country will be hosting from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 this year. “We’ve been […]

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PRESIDENT DUTERTE TO PICK PDP-LABAN MAGIC 12 SENATORIAL SLATE FROM 24 NAMES SUBMITTED – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III, president of the ruling political party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), bared the personalities that may comprise the party’s 2019 senatorial slate. A letter addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte, PDP-Laban chairman, showed that Pimentel endorsed from within the political party Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Representatives […]

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USE POLITICAL RIGHTS TO EMPOWER COUNTRYMEN – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel called on Filipinos during the country’s 120th Independence Day to reaffirm their commitment to nation-building. For Pimentel, independence is just the first step in improving the quality of life for all Filipinos. Independence is just the first step improving the quality of life for all Filipinos. “We cannot falter in securing the […]

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REDUCE PLASTIC USE – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III asked Filipinos to consider reducing their use of plastic as the world observes World Oceans Day on Friday, June 8. A 2015 Ocean Conservancy report said that more than half of the 8 million metric tons of plastic waste dumped into the oceans every year comes from countries: China, Indonesia, the […]

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KOKO PIMENTEL IS THE FATHER OF THE MODERNIZED NBI – NBI DIRECTOR

Senator Koko Pimentel III recently joined the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in its flag-raising ceremony at its headquarters in Manila. In his message, NBI Director Dante Gierran referred to Pimentel as “the father of the modernized NBI” for his role in passing Republic Act No. 10867, or the NBI Modernization and Reorganization Act, during […]

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NEW EASE OF DOING BUSINESS LAW TO ATTRACT INVESTMENTS AND CREATE JOBS – PIMENTEL

New Senate Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship Committee Chairperson Senator Koko Pimentel III announced that one of the priorities of the Committee would be to ensure the smooth and proper implementation of Republic Act RA 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery (EODB) Act of 2018, stressing that the law, “if […]

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IMPLEMENT ROAD SPEED LIMITER ACT – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III reminded the Department of Transportation (DOTr) of the need to properly implement Republic Act 10916, or the Road Speed Limiter Act of 2016. A recent five-vehicle collision involving two buses, a truck, and two private cars in Libmanan, Camarines Sur resulted in the death of three people and injured 10 others. […]