‘SUGGESTION.’ Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr tells senators to maintain their independence and decide based on what they think is best for the people. Senate file photo ‘I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate, you cannot dictate to the senators, that’s my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people’
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 26, 2017) — Former Senate president Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr has asked present senators to maintain their independence under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Continue reading ‘Maintain independence,’ Nene Pimentel tells senators EXTENSION. President Rodrigo Duterte wants a 5-month extension for martial law in Mindanao. Malacañang file photo The President wants martial law over the entire Mindanao extended for 5 more months
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 18, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte is asking for 5 more months of martial law from Congress.
Continue reading Duterte wants martial law extended till December ALARMING BUT… Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III downplays President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to ignore the Supreme Court and Congress. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler ‘There’s no violation [since] he’s just saying it,’ says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to ignore Congress and the Supreme Court in the implementation of martial law is “alarming” but the Senate need not act on it.
Continue reading Duterte plan to ignore SC ‘alarming’ but Senate won’t act – Pimentel