OFFICE OF THE SENATE PRESIDENT

Koko demands full refund from Sanofi for Dengvaxia mess

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Sunday called on the Department of Health (DOH) to not just ask for a refund on unused vaccines, but for the cost of the entire contract. Pimentels statement came on the heels of DOHs announcement that it has issued...
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Koko urges DOH to work with TESDA, relax requirements for massage therapists

In a country that needs to provide its less fortunate citizens with opportunities to earn an honest living, government should find ways to open the doors for gainful employment and not the other way around. This according to Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel...
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Koko thanks Filipinos for their continued trust

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Thursday expressed his gratitude to the Filipino people for their continued trust in his leadership of the Senate. The Social Weather Station (SWS) released its Fourth Quarter 2017 Survey on Wednesday, which showed...
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Koko extends condolences to families of mall fire victims

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Sunday expressed his condolences to the victims of the fire that struck a mall in Davao City. A fire struck New City Commercial Center, or NCCC, one of the biggest malls in the city, and trapped 37 people inside. "I...
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Duterte calls on party mates to lead the way to Federalism

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday declared that his party mates in the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) should lead the charge in promoting Federalism in the country. Duterte, who is also the Party Chairman of PDP Laban, made 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 demands full refund from Sanofi for Dengvaxia mess

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Sunday called on the Department of Health (DOH) to not just ask for a refund on unused vaccines, but for the cost of the entire contract. Pimentels statement came on the heels of DOHs announcement that it has issued...
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Koko urges DOH to work with TESDA, relax requirements for massage therapists

In a country that needs to provide its less fortunate citizens with opportunities to earn an honest living, government should find ways to open the doors for gainful employment and not the other way around. This according to Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel...
Read More

Koko thanks Filipinos for their continued trust

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Thursday expressed his gratitude to the Filipino people for their continued trust in his leadership of the Senate. The Social Weather Station (SWS) released its Fourth Quarter 2017 Survey on Wednesday, which showed...
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Koko extends condolences to families of mall fire victims

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Sunday expressed his condolences to the victims of the fire that struck a mall in Davao City. A fire struck New City Commercial Center, or NCCC, one of the biggest malls in the city, and trapped 37 people inside. "I...
Read More

Duterte calls on party mates to lead the way to Federalism

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday declared that his party mates in the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) should lead the charge in promoting Federalism in the country. Duterte, who is also the Party Chairman of PDP Laban, made the...
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