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Koko Pimentel takes oath as senator

/ 05:18 PM August 15, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Newly proclaimed Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III formally took his oath in the Senate on Monday, with Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile administering the oath-taking.

Family members, including his father and namesake, former Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr., and friends like Quezon Representative Lorenzo “Erin” Tanada III attended the ceremony.

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Pimentel replaced former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, who resigned last August 3 amid allegations of cheating in the 2007 elections.

Just a week after Zubiri’s resignation, the Senate Electoral Tribunal proclaimed the young Pimentel as the real winner in the 2007 elections.—Maila Ager, INQUIRER.net

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