OFFICE OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT

Koko urges DOJ, AMLC, BSP to aid Bangladesh recover lost millions

With the Bangladeshi government now having to help bear the costs of thousands of Rohingya refugees pouring into their country to escape alleged attacks by Myanmar sercurity forces, Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Saturday called on the Department of...
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Koko denies PDP Laban has declared Alvarez ‘persona non grata’

Senate President and PDP Laban President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III denied that House Speaker and PDP Laban Secretary General Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez has been declared “persona non grata” by the ruling PDP Laban party. A group, led by Rogelio Garcia and Cesar...
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Koko swears in 35,000 new PDP Laban members

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, in his capacity as President of the ruling PDP Laban party, presided over the oath-taking of 35,000 new members of PDP Laban in Masbate on Sunday. Thirty-five thousand (35,000) new members of PDP Laban, drawn from all of...
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Koko urges government agencies to maximize free wifi law

Now that the public can access the internet for free in several public places, Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III is urging government agencies to maximize the internet as a way to reach out, educate the public, and obtain feedback regarding their programs...
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Koko lauds Duterte for signing priority measures

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III lauded President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday for approving three major pieces of legislation passed during the First Regular Session of the 17th Congress. On Wednesday, Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 10928, which extends...
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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 one hundred years 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 inBachelor 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

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 urges DOJ, AMLC, BSP to aid Bangladesh recover lost millions

With the Bangladeshi government now having to help bear the costs of thousands of Rohingya refugees pouring into their country to escape alleged attacks by Myanmar sercurity forces, Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Saturday called on the Department of...
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Koko denies PDP Laban has declared Alvarez ‘persona non grata’

Senate President and PDP Laban President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III denied that House Speaker and PDP Laban Secretary General Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez has been declared “persona non grata” by the ruling PDP Laban party. A group, led by Rogelio Garcia and Cesar...
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Koko swears in 35,000 new PDP Laban members

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, in his capacity as President of the ruling PDP Laban party, presided over the oath-taking of 35,000 new members of PDP Laban in Masbate on Sunday. Thirty-five thousand (35,000) new members of PDP Laban, drawn from all of...
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Koko urges government agencies to maximize free wifi law

Now that the public can access the internet for free in several public places, Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III is urging government agencies to maximize the internet as a way to reach out, educate the public, and obtain feedback regarding their programs...
Read More

Koko lauds Duterte for signing priority measures

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III lauded President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday for approving three major pieces of legislation passed during the First Regular Session of the 17th Congress. On Wednesday, Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 10928, which extends...
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