Pimentel first to file COC at Comelec national headquarters
Reelectionist Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel was the first to file the certificate of candidacy for the 2019 midterm elections.
Pimentel is running for a Senate seat under the banner of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) which he leads as president.
“There is unfinished business to be pursued at the Senate,” he told reporters shortly after filing his certificate of candidacy.
Pimentel said he wants to be an early bird at the first day of filing of COCs since he still has to think about his wedding with fiancée Kathryn Yu next week. Yu also accompanied Pimentel at the Commission on Elections.
LIVE: Day 1 of filing of Certificates of Candidacy at the Comelec main HQ in Intramuros for the 2019 midterm elections.
Posted by INQUIRER.net on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The couple wore red during the filing, which the senator said would be the color to be used by the PDP-Laban in the 2019 elections.
“That is the revolutionary color. Ibig sabihin (It means), PDP-Laban entertains radical ideas on how to solve our problems. [We think] out of the box on how to solve the problems,” he said.
He said he also urged his partymates to wear the same color when they file their respective certificates of candidacy.
Pimentel said PDP-Laban’s senatorial slate has been trimmed to only “five or six” from the initial list of 24 names.
However, the senator has declined to identify those who are included in the list. /muf
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