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‘Maintain independence,’ Nene Pimentel tells senators

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‘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

‘Be careful in dealing with China,’ Nene Pimentel tells Duterte

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CAUTION. Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr cautions the Duterte administration in dealing with China.

Citing Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the ex-Senate president warns that when indebted countries fail to pay loans, China takes over the sites of their investments

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 25, 2017) — The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte should be careful in dealing with China. Continue reading ‘Be careful in dealing with China,’ Nene Pimentel tells Duterte