Pacquiao on his election plans: ’Pag tumakbo ako, maraming masasagasaan’

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 09/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday said he has yet to decide on his plans for the 2022 elections. However, once he makes that decision, Pacquiao said: “Pag tumakbo naman ako marami akong masasagasaan,” Pacquiao…

Pimentel to Cusi’s group: ‘Forgive them for they do not know that they are doing’

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Sunday said it best just to forgive the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP–Laban) party faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi “for they do not know what…

Pimentel, other ‘original’ PDP-Laban members say party elections ‘illegal’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Koko Pimentel and the other “original” members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party said the elections led by the faction of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi was “illegal” and has…

PDP-Laban holds Duterte-led assembly, to elect new set of officers

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the infighting and power struggle within the party, the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) opened Saturday its national assembly where members are set to elect its new set of officers. The…

Pimentel says Roque wanted to hitch on ‘jeepney-sized’ PDP-Laban party

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Si Secretary [Harry] Roque gusto ngang hu-mitch pa sa jeep na ‘yan.”  (Secretary Roque wanted to hitch a ride on that jeep.) Senator Koko Pimentel had this to say Thursday as he hit back…

Pimentel: Duterte in PDP-Laban assembly shows he’s following Cusi’s lead

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The attendance of President Rodrigo Duterte in the “unauthorized” meeting and assembly organized by some members of the ruling PDP-Laban party would mean he is following the lead of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi. This…

In Negros Occ., man, who ran amok, killed by cop

Paul Lauro 03/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 66-year-old man from Victorias City, Negros Occidental, who ran amok, died after he was shot by a policeman. Reports from the Negros Occidental Police Station showed that Police Master Sergeant Valentin Cerdeña…

DOJ: Pimentel didn’t break quarantine

Tina G. Santos 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) under the (DOJ) has dismissed for lack of probable cause the complaint against Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III accusing him of violating quarantine protocols when he accompanied…

Pimentel on self-quarantine after he tested positive for COVID-19

Froilan Gallardo 03/25/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines—Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19) and is now on self-quarantine. His close aide Omeng Maglangit said Pimentel went on quarantine after his swab samples taken on March 20…

BREAKING: Koko tests positive for COVID-19

Christia Marie Ramos 03/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the lawmaker confirmed in a statement Wednesday. “I was informed late last night March 24, 2020 that I have tested positive for…

Senatorial bets woo Cebuanos, vow to work on Cebu’s traffic problem

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senatorial bets endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte courted Cebuano voters with promises to work on solving Cebu’s traffic problem. In a series of interviews during  the PDP-Laban Cebu Campaign Rally at the Plaza…

Comelec declares Pimentel’s group as the ‘legitimate’ PDP Laban

Inquirer.net 11/30/2018

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said the members of Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III’s group are the “legitimate” officers of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) for the 2019 elections. In a resolution shared to…

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