OFFICE OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT

Koko gives kudos to PNP for ASEAN Summit security

Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel IIIon Saturdaylauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for its security operations for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit held this month in Manila. The summit, held from November 13 to 15, involved...
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Koko, Li meet to foster closer PH-China ties

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday joined Premier Li Keqiang of the People’s Republic of China in a meeting which discussed how to build closer Philippine-China relations. The meeting, hosted by Li, was held at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City,...
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Koko lauds recipients of Seal of Good Local Governance

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday congratulated all local government units that received the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance for 2017. 448 local government units, or LGUs, received the...
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BSP helping business sector, country by keeping essential offices open during ASEAN holidays – Koko

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Saturday welcomed the announcment of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr., who on October 27 said that the BSP’s PHILPASS and cash servicing units would remain open during the ASEAN holidays...
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Koko: Exclude BSP check clearing unit from work suspension orders

Stressing the negative impact on the business sector by government directives suspending work in government offices in instances that do not include regular holidays nor inclement weather, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday called on the...
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ABOUT KOKO

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” de la Llana Pimentel III is the son of former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Quilinging Pimentel, Jr., of Mindanao and Ilocos Norte, and Lourdes de la Llana Pimentel, of Zambales.

In the Philippine Senate’s hundred-year history, this is the first time that a son has followed the footsteps of his father as Senate President.

Born on January 20, 1964 in Cagayan de Oro City, located in Northern Mindanao, Koko, as he is called by his closest friends, finished his elementary, high school, and college education with a degree in Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics at the Ateneo de Manila University, and went on to earn his Law degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law.

 

MESSAGE TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE ON THE 2017 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

The thrust of this new administration is to bring about genuine and meaningful change. As an initial push, we, in Congress passed on time the 2017 Budget for Change.

In this budget, we shared the nation’s blessings with all our countrymen in the form of free tuition in State Universities and Colleges, free irrigation for farmers, free health insurance coverage for all, and well distributed strategic infrastructure works, among others. Through this effort, we have made a bold step towards achieving the mantra of our new government – “the poorest first, the poor second.” But the budget is just the beginning; there is still so much work to be done.

PRESS RELEASES & SPEECHES

FULL TRANSCRIPT OF SPEECH – Eulogy for the late Senator Dominador R. Aytona

The Aytona family, my colleagues who are present here- Senator Villar, Senator, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, former Senator Eddie Illarde, to former Senator and Mayor Fred Lim, to the Senate family, to my fellow Filipinos, good morning at magandang umaga...
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Speech of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III – Opening of the Second Regular Session of the 17th Congress

Good morning my dear colleagues and other members of the Senate family. Today we open the Second Regular Session of the Senate of the 17th Congress in the best possible way. A survey was released last week which showed that we enjoy a 59% approval rating, 4 points...
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Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III’s Message to the Filipino People on the 2017 Legislative Agenda

The thrust of this new administration is to bring about genuine and meaningful change. As an initial push, we, in Congress passed on time the 2017 Budget for Change. In this budget, we shared the nation's blessings with all our countrymen in the form of free tuition...
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Message to the Filipino People on the 2017 Legislative Agenda

OFFICE OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT AQUILINO "KOKO" PIMENTEL III PDP LABAN   The thrust of this new administration is to bring about genuine and meaningful change. As an initial push, we, in Congress passed on time the 2017 Budget for Change. In this budget, we shared...
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Christmas 2016 Message of Senate President Koko Pimentel

OFFICE OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT AQUILINO "KOKO" PIMENTEL III PDP LABAN   I wish everyone a Merry Christmas! And I pray that the coming new year will usher in a period of peace, justice, and prosperity for you, your family, our country and the rest of the world....
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Koko gives kudos to PNP for ASEAN Summit security

Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel IIIon Saturdaylauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for its security operations for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit held this month in Manila. The summit, held from November 13 to 15, involved...
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Koko, Li meet to foster closer PH-China ties

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday joined Premier Li Keqiang of the People’s Republic of China in a meeting which discussed how to build closer Philippine-China relations. The meeting, hosted by Li, was held at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City,...
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Koko lauds recipients of Seal of Good Local Governance

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday congratulated all local government units that received the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance for 2017. 448 local government units, or LGUs, received the...
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BSP helping business sector, country by keeping essential offices open during ASEAN holidays – Koko

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Saturday welcomed the announcment of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr., who on October 27 said that the BSP’s PHILPASS and cash servicing units would remain open during the ASEAN holidays...
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Koko: Exclude BSP check clearing unit from work suspension orders

Stressing the negative impact on the business sector by government directives suspending work in government offices in instances that do not include regular holidays nor inclement weather, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday called on the...
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