OFFICE OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT
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.