Posts Tagged Koko Pimentel

Senator seeks to regulate operation, ownership of private drones

Robie de Guzman   •   October 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III has filed a bill seeking to regulate the ownership and operation of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles by private individuals. Under Senate Bill...

Senators hit Chinese envoy: Filipinos in China are not spies

Robie de Guzman   •   August 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators on Monday slammed Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua over his remark that Filipino workers in China might be suspected of being spies. At...

Senators expect to hear salary, labor, sea dispute issues in Duterte 4th SONA

Robie de Guzman   •   July 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22, some senators have already picked out certain topics that they want the...

Cayetano has to work for House speakership – Koko Pimentel

Robie de Guzman   •   July 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel on Thursday said Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano still needs to work on getting the House speakership post despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement...

Koko Pimentel says PDP-Laban to still support Velasco’s speakership bid

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III has called on members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to support their party mates who are vying for...

Lawmakers to respect Duterte veto on 2019 budget

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers will respect President Rodrigo Duterte’s exercise of his veto power on the proposed P3.7-trillion 2019 national budget. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said vetoing the entire...

Sen. Pimentel moves to scrap decades-old travel tax

Marje Pelayo   •   April 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III seeks to abolish the 42-year-old presidential decree that imposes travel tax to Filipinos traveling abroad. In his Senate Bill No. 1841, Pimentel...

Koko Pimentel, Freddie Aguilar, Abner Afuang among first to file COCs

admin   •   October 11, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The early birds at the office of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Intramuros Manila were filing their certificates of candidacy for the Senate race in 2019....

House, Senate agree to settle charter changes first, sets aside voting for later

admin   •   January 26, 2018

MANILA, Philippines —  After days of exchanging words through the media, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Koko Pimentel finally sat down to address the issue. During the meeting,...

Pulse Asia: President Duterte remains the most trusted government official

admin   •   January 9, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Eight out of ten Filipinos approve of the performance of and continue to trust President Rodrigo Duterte. In the 2017 last quarter survey of Pulse Asia, 80...

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