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Pork raps can still be amended—Pimentel

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net file photo

Ombudsman prosecutors have the prerogative to amend their complaint against Senators Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Friday.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Weigh evidence, not Luy’s files, says Palace exec

The National Bureau of Investigation- Cyber Crime Division submit the digital files of whistle-blower Benhur Luy that allegedly contain pork barrel transactions to Senator Teofisto Guingona III in his office at the Senate Building, Pasay City on Wednesday. Seated at right, NBI director Virgilio Mendez. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER

Malacañang echoed Saturday Senator Aquilino Pimentel III’s statement that the government should compile documents to build a solid case on the pork barrel scam instead of being preoccupied with Benhur Luy’s electronic files.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

For dragging his name into pork scam, Pimentel files raps vs 4 DA execs

Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday filed criminal and administrative charges against four agriculture officials for dragging him into the anomalous release of funds intended for marginal farmers under the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pimentel wants Balikatan-type drills for PNP

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If the Philippine military have Balikatan Exercises, a senator wants the police to have their own “Kapatiran Exercises,” too.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Lying’ Cunanan not fit for legislative immunity—Poe, Pimentel

Dennis Cunanan INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

He may be clean in the eyes of the Department of Justice officials, but Dennis Cunanan would have to do more to convince senators.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »