Aquilino Pimentel

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Aquilino Pimentel said : “Declaration of martial law is the President’s decision subject to substantive requirements of the Constitution…Then congress reviews it also pursuant to the Constitution. Declaring that is part of Presidential powers. The review is part of Congressional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, April 24, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I was informed late last night March 24, 2020 that I have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The swab was taken last Friday, March 20, 2020,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I was informed late last night March 24, 2020 that I have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The swab was taken last Friday, March 20, 2020,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "Let's be reasonable. Tandaan natin na wala akong information na positive ako... I am the expectant father, samahan ko expectant mother. Wala naman akong ubo" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “I would like to ask for your prayers, especially for my wife Kath, who is about to give birth in the next few days to our first baby girl, and with whom I cannot be at this very important point in our lives as parents,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “They are the best strategies to beat this disease at this time. I have faith that together we can overcome these challenging times,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "I would like to ask for your prayers, especially for my wife Kath, who is about to give birth in the next few days to our first baby girl, and with whom I cannot be at this very important point in our lives as parents," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Since national government issued the quarantine declaration, it should start moving now,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That should be the DSWD’s mental image. Let’s move. Prioritize food,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Since national government issued the quarantine declaration, it should start moving now,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That should be the DSWD’s mental image. Let’s move. Prioritize food,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If we want greater Senate participation in foreign policy, and the Constitution is written this way, therefore we have to amend the Constitution we need to change the wording,” External link

pna Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “For me, it’s difficult to read in the Constitution what is not written there because if we start reading something which is not written there for this particular case, then how about in the future, we might be reading some other things not there, even those not relating to treaties,” External link

pna Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Because you have to prove that it is somehow there, although not written and it is implied, although not clearly there. We keep an open mind, but medyo lamang yung (leading a bit is) there’s no need for Senate concurrence in treaty abrogation because it is not in the Constitution,” External link

pna Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “In relation to this, it was also noted that the VFA that we have with Australia is more equitable to us than that of the US and may be replicated or serve as a basis for renegotiation of our VFA with the US for future VFAs,” “Therefore, a careful deliberation of these matters must be taken into account before finally arriving at a decision which will ultimately affect the security and economy of the Philippines but also that of our neighboring countries in the Asia Pacific region,” External link

manilatimes Monday, February 10, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Practically, that was already a reviewto understand all issues especially now that at first glance, our terms with the United States forces were not really equal...because we realized that when we said VFA, we look at it as the one approved by the Senate,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, February 7, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “We now have a basis of an improved VFA which is our VFA with Australia where the treatment is equalhow Australians will be treated in the Philippines should be the same treatment to Filipino soldiers in Australia,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, February 7, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Practically, that was already a reviewto understand all issues especially now that at first glance, our terms with the United States forces were not really equal...because we realized that when we said VFA, we look at it as the one approved by the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, February 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “We now have a basis of an improved VFA which is our VFA with Australia where the treatment is equalhow Australians will be treated in the Philippines should be the same treatment to Filipino soldiers in Australia,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, February 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Advise yan, so bibigyan natin ng advice ang Executive branch (It’s an advice, so we will be giving advice to the Executive branch),” "So we should start the process of initiating the amendment... with the consent of the other party," External link

pna Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Open-ended ito, hindi namin alam kung kailan kami hihinto basta (we do not know when we will stop, but) it’s a review of the VFA,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Open-ended ito. Hindi ko masabi san kami hihinto (This will be open-ended. I can't say yet what our limits would be)... It will be presented as the Senate’s sentiments,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “All the foregoing blatant transgressions of our laws, misleading and bullying behavior targeting Philippine government officials could only have [been] done with the explicit complicity of Angeline Xiwen Tham, the company’s president and 99.96 percent owner,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “All the foregoing blatant transgressions of our laws, misleading and bullying behavior targeting Philippine government officials could only have [been] done with the explicit complicity of Angeline Xiwen Tham, the company’s president and 99.96 percent owner,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "It might be the proper time for Congress to take immediate and priority action to re-assess proposals granting emergency powers to the President para maayos ang napakasamang traffic dito sa Manila. Kailangang matulungan nating maibsan ang araw-araw na kalbaryo ng ating mga commuters (so that we can fix the terrible traffic here in Manila. We need to ease the daily burden of the commuters)," External link

pna Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : "Dapat nating ma-solusyonan yan (We have to solve it)! We are losing money and our patience every day and the opportunity to spend more time sa ating mga kapamilya (with our families)," External link

pna Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Sa proponents ng death penalty this all I can say is as soon as you expand the coverage to more than 1 heinous crime then more uphill climb,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 22, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If he knows the identity of these people who he thinks violated some code of personal conduct of lawyers, he knows what to do,” External link

inquirer Friday, July 12, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “He has to make sure everybody will be convinced,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Coups are not announced. So theoretically, everything is possible,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Hindi naman kami mag-a-amend para maglinis ng daan. Kung iyun lang ‘di na kailangan mag amend ng Constitution,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “We made our own term-sharing proposal to resolve the issue of House Speaker. But if the President himself has resolved the issue, then great,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We made our own term sharing proposal in order to resolve the issue of House Speaker,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We welcome any effort to ‘unite’ the members of the House. The PDP has been backing and will continue to back the bids for House Speaker of its very qualified nominees and for as long as we have a party member as a serious contender for House Speaker we will continue to call for party discipline and unity in supporting our party nominee,” External link

bworldcom Friday, July 5, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "If the terms of the term-sharing deal have been negotiated well and publicly backed up by all concerned then there will be no deceit, unseating, backstabbing involved," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 5, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “For as long as there are PDP Laban members aspiring to be House Speaker and they are well qualified to be one, then PDP Laban members should and must consider first supporting their party mate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “For as long as there are PDP-Laban members aspiring to be House Speaker and they are well qualified to be one, then PDP-Laban members should and must consider first supporting their party-mate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “No matter who was at fault, the crew of a sinking ship must never be abandoned by an able ship. The rescue of all persons in distress at sea is not only an obligation under international maritime law, it is also a matter of humanitarian duty,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “No matter who was at fault, the crew of a sinking ship must never be abandoned by an able ship. The rescue of all persons in distress at sea is not only an obligation under international maritime law, it is also a matter of humanitarian duty,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "No matter who was at fault, the crew of a sinking ship must never be abandoned by an able ship. The rescue of all persons in distress at sea is not only an obligation under international maritime law, but it is also a matter of humanitarian duty," External link

pna Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "We thank the crew of the Vietnamese vessel that assisted our fellow Filipinos to safety. They must be commended for responding to the call of duty," External link

pna Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “He will do so after following an agreed-upon process. Hence from now on please interview Senator Pacquiao when it comes to the PDP- Laban nominee for House Speaker,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We will stand united in ensuring that we will have a speaker who can truly work not only with his peers in the House but also with the members of the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “He will do so after following an agreed-upon process. Hence from now on please interview Senator Pacquiao when it comes to the PDP- Laban nominee for House Speaker,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We will stand united in ensuring that we will have a speaker who can truly work not only with his peers in the House but also with the members of the Senate,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The PDP Laban, the party of President Duterte, is the biggest bloc in Congress with more than 94 representatives on top the partylist congressmen allied with us and therefore it is imperative that the Speaker should be come from PDP-Laban,” “We will unite behind a single nominee chosen among these three distinguished congressmen: former Speaker and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales and Marinduque Rep. Lord Alan Velasco,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We will stand as one in this fight with firm belief that more than ever, President Duterte needs the assurance that he can count on Congress in pushing for the much needed reforms that would uplift the lives of our people,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “She shouldn’t poke her nose into our party’s business,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "I have been thinking along that line too. We need a new system in 2022," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "Better if counting can be witnessed at the precinct level," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “It’s the same Smartmatic system. It would be different if there was a change in the system,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We asked them how [are] the [vote counting] machines. We were informed they passed the tests. We asked for the software and we’re told they were ok. So, we will ask them about all the complaints,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “It’s the same Smartmatic system. It would be different if there was a change in the system,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We asked them how [are] the [vote counting] machines. We were informed they passed the tests. We asked for the software and we’re told they were ok. So, we will ask them about all the complaints,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "Glitches are enough to call for a congressional investigation. Why are we still having theses glitches? Can't Comelec anticipate them?" External link

pna Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Business firms operating in the Philippines are not allowed to discriminate. Limiting customers to Chinese people only is a form of discrimination,” External link

pna Monday, May 6, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If Filipino-owned business establishments are not allowed to do this, then all the more foreign-owned businesses here in the Philippines should not be allowed to do what Filipinos cannot do under the law,” “This form of discrimination, it is directed against the Filipino. The Filipino is the victim of the discrimination,” External link

pna Monday, May 6, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Congratulations to Pangasinan. Let us continue to give importance to the bodies of water, especially the seas. Let us continue to protect our environment for a continuous bounty,” External link

pna Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is a good development that the regulator is becoming strict with the concessionaire,” “But as I understand the law and their contract, that penalty must be reimbursed to the customers of Manila Water. That is my call to MWSS,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is prohibited even under international law,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Bawal na yan kahit na legit pa kuno ang purpose pero alam naman natin na dumping Lang naman yan talaga kunwari lang na waste to energy,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is prohibited even under international law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Bawal na yan kahit na legit pa kuno ang purpose pero alam naman natin na dumping Lang naman yan talaga kunwari lang na waste to energy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "No country (no matter how poor) should be treated as a dumping ground of the waste of rich countries. Bawal yan even under international law (That is forbidden even under international law)," External link

pna Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "I urge everybody to trust our democratic processes. In a democracy like ours, political leadership should be determined by the ballot," External link

pna Monday, April 22, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Vetoing this year’s entire budget can also be the executive’s way of saying to Congress to ‘get your act together’,” External link

pna Friday, April 12, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “The President decided to withdraw and let us honor his decision. It’s not a big deal since we have our own functioning prosecutorial and judicial system,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "If the government has included them in a list because the government is convinced, by evidence, of their involvement in the narco trade, then it is government's duty now to file charges against them using the evidence which made them land in the said list," External link

pna Monday, March 4, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’re extremely pleased with the decision, which clears the air of any supposed legal uncertainty that may have been caused by efforts to derail my candidacy,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’re extremely pleased with the decision, which clears the air of any supposed legal uncertainty that may have been caused by efforts to derail my candidacy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “To sustain the treatment or prevention of mental health conditions, it is imperative that drugs and medicines are made affordable,” “To bring down the cost of drugs and medicines prescribed for mental health conditions, this bill proposes to exempt them from the imposition of VAT,” External link

manilametro Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Mental health and well-being is a concern of all,” External link

manilametro Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is why that is our priority,” External link

manilametro Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Churches, mosques, temples, or other such places dedicated to religious worship must be respected and revered. They should be a safe sanctuary for the people and not a place of carnage,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Churches, mosques, temples, or other such places dedicated to religious worship must be respected and revered. They should be a safe sanctuary for the people and not a place of carnage,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Elections Act ) : “While the Fair Election Act included a provision on the holding of electoral debates, the same was merely permissive. This bill seeks to institutionalize the holding of electoral debates by amending the Fair Election Act to make this important activity mandatory,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "There is a clamor. We have to listen to the clamor and try to grant the justified request that they be treated like any other government employees who have 24/7 jobs," External link

pna Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "Because of the equal protection of the laws, if you give X amount to one barangay, you have to give it to 42,000 barangays," External link

pna Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "The Canadian prime minister promised to resolve the matter when he came here for the 31st ASEAN Summit in November 2017," External link

koreatimes Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Our Constitution is a living document. It is not a straitjacket which should restrict us from adjusting to changing times and circumstances,” “The 1987 Constitution says there should be an autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao. I believe that is what we have done” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’re not someone else’s dumping ground. The Philippines should assert its dignity and co-equal standing as a sovereign state in the community of nations,” “We should not be seen as a recipient, officially or unofficially, of waste material coming from other countries” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We are thankful to the South Korean government for its commitment to resolve this matter and take back the misdeclared shipment,” “Let’s ensure that this brazen act is not tolerated and, in fact, punished to the fullest extent of the law, particularly our Tariff and Customs Code and possibly the Toxic Substance and Hazardous Wastes and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “There’s been no follow through ever since. We need immediate and concrete action on this,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’re not someone else’s dumping ground. The Philippines should assert its dignity and co-equal standing as a sovereign state in the community of nations,” “We should not be seen as a recipient, officially or unofficially, of waste material coming from other countries” External link

manilametro Monday, January 7, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We are thankful to the South Korean government for its commitment to resolve this matter and take back the misdeclared shipment,” “Let’s ensure that this brazen act is not tolerated and, in fact, punished to the fullest extent of the law, particularly our Tariff and Customs Code and possibly the Toxic Substance and Hazardous Wastes and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990,” External link

manilametro Monday, January 7, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “There’s been no follow through ever since. We need immediate and concrete action on this,” External link

manilametro Monday, January 7, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let’s ensure that this brazen act is not tolerated and in fact punished to the fullest extent of the law, particularly our Tariff and Customs Code and possibly the Toxic Substance and Hazardous Wastes and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We are thankful to the South Korean government for its commitment to resolve this matter and take back the misdeclared shipment,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let this be a lesson to all of us: it is very difficult to impose an excise tax on an item whose price is unstable and very volatile, and completely beyond our control and even our influence whatsoever,” External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:39:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let this be a lesson to all of us: it is very difficult to impose an excise tax on an item whose price is unstable and very volatile, and completely beyond our control and even our influence whatsoever,” External link

inquirer Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:59:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Sali-sali sa partido, hindi naman naniniwala sa party ideology, hindi ba frustrating 'yun? Dapat sumasali sa party dahil naniniwala sa programa, sa ideology ng party, hindi dahil sa amin ang President,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:35:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is exactly the deadline. Pass the train bill before going on break,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:34:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “After his term as senator, Senator Aytona devoted himself to the private sector where he served as a business executive of a textile and garment manufacturer,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:45:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "He can go ahead with his plans. This is a free country," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:35:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The Philippines is a civilized democratic society that will not tolerate unresolved killings. The police must do its job and solve these crimes,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:38:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Off tangent from the topic of the investigation. Sayang lang oras (It’s a waste of time),” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 8, 2017 8:50:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That was just a waste of time,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 8, 2017 7:42:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “The return of the loot of the Marcoses must be done in order to assuage the people that there’s a certain degree of regreteven if it is not verbally expressed,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:43:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We have to make sure that this is not pang lihis lang ng issue (an attempt to divert the issue),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:42:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “We have to make sure that this is not pang lihis lang ng issue (an attempt to divert the issue),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:14:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let them present the folders of each victim, be they teenager or not, young or old. Let us see the details [surrounding their deaths],” External link

manilatimes Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:55:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “And then the succession rules. If the [barangay] captain was removed because of involvement in drugs, the first councilman will replace the barangay captain,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 14, 2017 8:21:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The extent of the damage sustained by Marawi City and the large number of displaced citizens caused by the rebellion requires a well-coordinated, large-scale rebuilding effort on the part of the government,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “This is my effort of establishing good relations between the secretary and the Senate media,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, March 3, 2017 2:37:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We have to institute measures that will remove the hurdles to real competition so that we are not held hostage by telco providers. If we are unhappy with our current provider, we should be able to bring our business elsewhere; if we see a competitor providing better deals, then we should be able to switch with as little inconvenience as possible,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “There is no reason Filipino consumers should be denied this feature. The technology allows for this. The NTC knows that the numbers assigned to particular telcos do not belong to these telcos. These are, in a manner of speaking, owned by the government, and we are in a position to require telcos to allow their customers to retain these numbers even if their customers want to switch to their competitors,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The separation of powers will enter here. The other branches should not meddle. There should be respect,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I believe Mr. Moncupa has all the qualities required to lead the central bank in this period of challenge and change. He is an experienced banker whose knowledge of the financial markets is matched only by his unquestionable integrity and character and passionate nationalism,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:05:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “Give Mindanao the best men in uniform. Mindanao deserves nothing less,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Mindanao should be treated by the PNP with the same respect that all Filipinos deserve regardless of their faith, their culture, and their economic status,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “There is no peace in the grave of these brave men if we don’t establish the truth, and if the ends of justice not served. The families of the victims rightly feel that justice was not served by the last administration,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, January 27, 2017 8:00:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Oro City ) : “On behalf of Cagayan de Oro, I issue this urgent appeal. The city needs every assistance that our people can give. It needs immediate support for the reconstruction of destroyed houses and other damaged buildings,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We are putting up boxes in the Senate, at the PDP Laban headquarters in Pasay, and at Duterte’s Kitchen in Cubao, for those with goods to share with our countrymen in the affected areas,” “Let us remember that flood victims are not limited to CDO. We should ensure that we can help everyone to the best of our abilities” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Don’t worry about a martial law declaration. I’m sure the President would make a lot of consultations before doing that. And he will be reminded about the constitutional provisions about martial law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, January 16, 2017 6:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “In this particular case, when a legislator helps in the budget process but it can be implemented after the enactment of the budget law without the legislator’s intervention, then that is no longer the act declared unconstitutional by the SC,” External link

manilatimes Monday, January 9, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Duterte has the support of the overwhelming number of people. He will do what he believes are the right things to do for the nation,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The President is just really hard on crime especially on illegal drugs, that is his reputation and he is being consistent with himself” External link

manilatimes Sunday, December 25, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Peace ) : "Christmas is a time for peace. Remember that our Lord always said: 'Peace be with you.' Hence, let us be at peace this Christmas: at peace with our God, with our religion and conscience, with our family and community, with our countrymen, our Asean region, and with the entire community of nations," External link

sunstar Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “At no time in four decades has our nation been closer to a long-lasting peace than now. Let us pray that we achieve this in 2017,” External link

sunstar Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “As PDP Laban president, I am proud of my partymate, Vit (Aguirre). I, and the rest of the party, believe in his integrity and welcome his actions to support President Duterte’s war against corruption,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We cannot tolerate such brazen terrorist attacks against our uniformed personnel. It’s time for the AFP to show them the consequences of such brutality,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “There’s a lot of disagreeing provisions but not that contentious, and in the give-and-take of law making, it can be resolved,” External link

manilatimes Friday, November 25, 2016 8:37:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We hope that by Monday it’s approved on its third and final reading. That’s the plan,” External link

manilatimes Friday, November 25, 2016 8:37:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “He said he was only thinking out loud about what weapons or methods are available to him. Thar’s all,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “He didn’t talk about it. He only said that he was just thinking out loud,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “They can never be called beats. Theirs are actually principled positions, principled stand,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 14, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Maybe the SC decision has established the right of somebody to be buried in a place called LNMB. But no court case will make somebody a hero in the hearts and mind of the people. That cannot be decided through a legal argument,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “It’s very good that for the first time, we have a President who is now emphasizing that concept in our Constitution, that we must pursue an independent foreign policy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If we do not accept or realize that, we could never have an independent foreign policy because we will always toe the American line,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is the only meaning of that,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 10, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "No need to act on all pronouncements which refer to the Senate," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel remarked : "I don't think so. Hindi naman, countries are not that shallow," External link

sunstar Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:52:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "If they do some reckless action, they have to pay the political price," External link

sunstar Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:45:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Philippine Senate ) : "I intend to run the Senate based on rules. I've denied the request for protective custody of the witness Motabato because there is no Senate rule to justify it," External link

ibtimes-uk Monday, September 19, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "If the subject is unsolved killings…that might not fall in the committee on justice. If it is failure of the police to prevent killings, the committee on public order would be the main probe body. If the purpose would be to determine who are culpable then the blue ribbon would be handling that," External link

sunstar Monday, September 19, 2016 8:56:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Turning off a fellow senator’s mic is an unacceptable manner because the Senate is a legislative body. Weapons are words because it is a deliberative body,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 19, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The Senate President is in charge of the physical premises of the Senate. That cannot be changed. My ruling was I declined to give protective custody to Matobato. I am in charge of the physical premises,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If there’s an extra house, and he (Matobato) will be allowed to live there, we will have no objection-- that’s an ad hoc set-up for those who want to help,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "no (sign) that his life or safety is threatened," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 16, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "I have denied the request for protective custody of the witness Matobato because there is no Senate rule to justify it," External link

bbc Friday, September 16, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “no (sign) that his life or safety is threatened,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, September 16, 2016 2:38:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "no (sign) that his life or safety is threatened," External link

afp-en Friday, September 16, 2016 11:57:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “So let us allow the President to be himself. Anyway, we accepted the consequences of him being himself,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “Maybe we just have to explain and then beg for the understanding of foreigners to understand that our President speaks that way and that should be accepted,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let us help him. Anyway that’s just a declaration to put on notice the military, the armed forces and the whole country, that he will start using the military to suppress [and] put an end to lawless violence. That is what it means,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 4, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I am not being silent about it. I’m just respectful,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “All those invited to the hearings will be treated with due courtesy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:30:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We have no decision yet. It was a free flowing discussion which we agreed to continue as often as possible,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 5, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "The poorest of the poor will be first and the poor will be second which should be our mantra because the people who put us in power expect us to do our best," External link

sunstar Monday, July 25, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "It's about time that we dedicate ourselves to serve our country and our people. We should set aside personal interest and must work for the good of this nation," External link

sunstar Monday, July 25, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’ll do our job the way I know – through hard work and steely discipline,” External link

sunstar Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “This is not only a deterrent but in the words of President Duterte, retribution for the crimes done against the people,” External link

sunstar Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “This is not only a deterrent but in the words of President Duterte, retribution for the crimes done against the people,” External link

sunstar Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Allan Peter Cayetano ) : "Nag-usap na kami in Allan. We belong to one camp. Everyone is supportive and protective of the president," External link

sunstar Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “validates the Philippine claim of jurisdiction over certain shoals, reefs and outcrops,” External link

sunstar Friday, July 15, 2016 8:27:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We ensure that the exercise of our sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea would bring more development and progress to our country and people,” External link

sunstar Friday, July 15, 2016 8:27:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "We need the two airports as our main international gateways, Naia to serve South Metro Manila and Southern Luzon to Bicol, and Clark to serve North Metro Manila and Northern Philippines, to ease travel and flow of logistics," External link

sunstar Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "I am studying the position paper of ADAPT on the matter, and I believe that after all the lip-service at developing the Clark International Airport in the past, it is time to act decisively," External link

sunstar Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “Do not worry too much about the shift to the federal system of government as there will still be a legislature under that system,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 4, 2016 7:52:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "The shorter the better because if it is longer, then it is a sign that our democracy is a failure," External link

sunstar Friday, June 24, 2016 7:04:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "But President Duterte made an announcement that he is neutral and we acknowledge his respect for a co-equal body like the Senate," External link

sunstar Friday, June 24, 2016 12:12:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "It's about time that we consider the welfare of the people. We have to listen to them too," External link

sunstar Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:00:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Nobody else can elect the SP except the senators,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I was so optimistic about the time. Let’s make it three to five months. We have to be optimistic so that everybody will be working because there’s a deadline to meet. Five months can be the maximum as planned since a lot of things might happen along the way,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, June 12, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Actually he has named some unknown personalities that we still have to find out the background of some of these people, that’s a good sign,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “So there’s no obligation, on the part of the [incoming] President. That’s his official family. Let the [incoming] President choose his alter egos,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “What the President[-elect] is saying is we have freedom of the press but we also have to be responsible in exercising it,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 2, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel explained : “But what has not been stated is that these people who violate the law by employing violence must be brought to justice,” “So whether its media killing or killing business or innocent persons, all of these killers must be brought to justice” External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 2, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If they are very controversial, they may be changed before June 30,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “As president of the party, I will aspire to be Senate President so that the agenda of the party and the President can be shepherded through the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 23, 2016 8:01:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “As president of the party, I will aspire to be Senate president so that the agenda of the party and the president can be shepherded through the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, May 20, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I don’t believe in term-sharing. Once we pick the Senate president, let him finish the three years or the six years,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, May 20, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If called to serve in that capacity, it’s my duty as PDP-Laban president to push for the governance agenda not only of my party, but also of my president,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:14:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “But ultimately, that will depend on the collective will of my colleagues in the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:14:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Yes, all are invited. The usual suspects,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "JCOC-AES hearing (is) cancelled because Smartmatic gave a last-minute notice that they cannot attend. Hence, hearing would be useless if we continue tomorrow," External link

sunstar Wednesday, May 18, 2016 3:26:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We will study the legal angle. We will revisit our position,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If any, the resignation of the president will only be counterproductive since this will lead to a shake-up in the government. In this highly volatile situation, we need a leader. We need the president to lead us out of these dark days,” External link

asianewsnet Monday, February 9, 2015 4:56:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “It would be unfair to the Comelec officials because there is no proof at all to that,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 4:09:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “From the opening statement of the mayor, I sense that he wants to cooperate with the ongoing investigation. That is already a good manifestation and I’m also cognizant of the fact that there are already two cases in the Ombudsman where the mayor is also a respondent. I understand if the mayor doesn’t want to testify,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:43:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "Since the order of arrest has been satisfied, your manifestation (not to answer questions) is noted. You lose your chance to give your side, you are free to go," External link

gmanews Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:25:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president32.69%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
senator43.75%EN07/18/201718/07/2017
président du sénat7.69%FR09/16/201616/09/2016
ally5.29%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
minority leader0.48%EN02/22/201022/02/2010
senador filipino0.48%ES10/10/200710/10/2007
candidate0.96%EN06/15/200715/06/2007
leader6.25%EN07/24/200624/07/2006
sen1.92%EN06/12/200612/06/2006
philippine senator0.48%EN06/14/200514/06/2005
Names Lang Count
Aquilino PimentelEN95.09%
Aquilino PimentelFR4.32%
Aquilino PimentelSA0.39%
Aquilino PimentelPT0.20%
Aquilino “ Koko ” PimentelEN0.00%
Aquilino " Nene " PimentelEN0.00%


 
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Ferdinand Topacio said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “Respondent [Pimentel], in filing the Electoral Sabotage case against FPGMA and FG, among others, made certain deliberate, willful and malicious statements under oath wherein he declared and expressed with certainty the commission by FPGMA and FG, among other persons, of acts constitutive of Electoral Sabotage,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 8, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “I would know because we are the ones who organized the super majority that backed Pimentel’s bid for the Senate presidency last year” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 22, 2017 9:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “He (Pimentel) will remain as Senate president,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 22, 2017 9:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “I am happy that we found an ally in no less than Senate President Pimentel in the crucial first step to free the nation’s coffers from illegitimate debts and/or loan agreements riddled with questionable processes, contractual obligations, purposes and use,” “Carrying out a legislative audit of public debt could lead to the repudiation of the illegitimate part of the country’s debt and free funds to augment the government’s social spending and guide us in reformulating our policies based on the principles of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:08:00 PM EAT

Franklin Drilon said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “Insofar as the Senate presidency is concerned, I have with me at least 14 signatures, electing [Pimentel] as Senate president. That cannot be changed unless those who signed will change their minds,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:25:00 PM EAT

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Aquilino Pimentel said : “Declaration of martial law is the President’s decision subject to substantive requirements of the Constitution…Then congress reviews it also pursuant to the Constitution. Declaring that is part of Presidential powers. The review is part of Congressional powers,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, April 24, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I was informed late last night March 24, 2020 that I have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The swab was taken last Friday, March 20, 2020,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I was informed late last night March 24, 2020 that I have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The swab was taken last Friday, March 20, 2020,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "Let's be reasonable. Tandaan natin na wala akong information na positive ako... I am the expectant father, samahan ko expectant mother. Wala naman akong ubo" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “I would like to ask for your prayers, especially for my wife Kath, who is about to give birth in the next few days to our first baby girl, and with whom I cannot be at this very important point in our lives as parents,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “They are the best strategies to beat this disease at this time. I have faith that together we can overcome these challenging times,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "I would like to ask for your prayers, especially for my wife Kath, who is about to give birth in the next few days to our first baby girl, and with whom I cannot be at this very important point in our lives as parents," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Since national government issued the quarantine declaration, it should start moving now,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That should be the DSWD’s mental image. Let’s move. Prioritize food,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Since national government issued the quarantine declaration, it should start moving now,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That should be the DSWD’s mental image. Let’s move. Prioritize food,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If we want greater Senate participation in foreign policy, and the Constitution is written this way, therefore we have to amend the Constitution we need to change the wording,” External link

pna Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “For me, it’s difficult to read in the Constitution what is not written there because if we start reading something which is not written there for this particular case, then how about in the future, we might be reading some other things not there, even those not relating to treaties,” External link

pna Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Because you have to prove that it is somehow there, although not written and it is implied, although not clearly there. We keep an open mind, but medyo lamang yung (leading a bit is) there’s no need for Senate concurrence in treaty abrogation because it is not in the Constitution,” External link

pna Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “In relation to this, it was also noted that the VFA that we have with Australia is more equitable to us than that of the US and may be replicated or serve as a basis for renegotiation of our VFA with the US for future VFAs,” “Therefore, a careful deliberation of these matters must be taken into account before finally arriving at a decision which will ultimately affect the security and economy of the Philippines but also that of our neighboring countries in the Asia Pacific region,” External link

manilatimes Monday, February 10, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Practically, that was already a reviewto understand all issues especially now that at first glance, our terms with the United States forces were not really equal...because we realized that when we said VFA, we look at it as the one approved by the Senate,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, February 7, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “We now have a basis of an improved VFA which is our VFA with Australia where the treatment is equalhow Australians will be treated in the Philippines should be the same treatment to Filipino soldiers in Australia,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, February 7, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Practically, that was already a reviewto understand all issues especially now that at first glance, our terms with the United States forces were not really equal...because we realized that when we said VFA, we look at it as the one approved by the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, February 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “We now have a basis of an improved VFA which is our VFA with Australia where the treatment is equalhow Australians will be treated in the Philippines should be the same treatment to Filipino soldiers in Australia,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, February 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Advise yan, so bibigyan natin ng advice ang Executive branch (It’s an advice, so we will be giving advice to the Executive branch),” "So we should start the process of initiating the amendment... with the consent of the other party," External link

pna Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Open-ended ito, hindi namin alam kung kailan kami hihinto basta (we do not know when we will stop, but) it’s a review of the VFA,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Open-ended ito. Hindi ko masabi san kami hihinto (This will be open-ended. I can't say yet what our limits would be)... It will be presented as the Senate’s sentiments,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “All the foregoing blatant transgressions of our laws, misleading and bullying behavior targeting Philippine government officials could only have [been] done with the explicit complicity of Angeline Xiwen Tham, the company’s president and 99.96 percent owner,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “All the foregoing blatant transgressions of our laws, misleading and bullying behavior targeting Philippine government officials could only have [been] done with the explicit complicity of Angeline Xiwen Tham, the company’s president and 99.96 percent owner,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "It might be the proper time for Congress to take immediate and priority action to re-assess proposals granting emergency powers to the President para maayos ang napakasamang traffic dito sa Manila. Kailangang matulungan nating maibsan ang araw-araw na kalbaryo ng ating mga commuters (so that we can fix the terrible traffic here in Manila. We need to ease the daily burden of the commuters)," External link

pna Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : "Dapat nating ma-solusyonan yan (We have to solve it)! We are losing money and our patience every day and the opportunity to spend more time sa ating mga kapamilya (with our families)," External link

pna Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Sa proponents ng death penalty this all I can say is as soon as you expand the coverage to more than 1 heinous crime then more uphill climb,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 22, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If he knows the identity of these people who he thinks violated some code of personal conduct of lawyers, he knows what to do,” External link

inquirer Friday, July 12, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “He has to make sure everybody will be convinced,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Coups are not announced. So theoretically, everything is possible,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Hindi naman kami mag-a-amend para maglinis ng daan. Kung iyun lang ‘di na kailangan mag amend ng Constitution,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “We made our own term-sharing proposal to resolve the issue of House Speaker. But if the President himself has resolved the issue, then great,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We made our own term sharing proposal in order to resolve the issue of House Speaker,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We welcome any effort to ‘unite’ the members of the House. The PDP has been backing and will continue to back the bids for House Speaker of its very qualified nominees and for as long as we have a party member as a serious contender for House Speaker we will continue to call for party discipline and unity in supporting our party nominee,” External link

bworldcom Friday, July 5, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "If the terms of the term-sharing deal have been negotiated well and publicly backed up by all concerned then there will be no deceit, unseating, backstabbing involved," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 5, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “For as long as there are PDP Laban members aspiring to be House Speaker and they are well qualified to be one, then PDP Laban members should and must consider first supporting their party mate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “For as long as there are PDP-Laban members aspiring to be House Speaker and they are well qualified to be one, then PDP-Laban members should and must consider first supporting their party-mate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “No matter who was at fault, the crew of a sinking ship must never be abandoned by an able ship. The rescue of all persons in distress at sea is not only an obligation under international maritime law, it is also a matter of humanitarian duty,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “No matter who was at fault, the crew of a sinking ship must never be abandoned by an able ship. The rescue of all persons in distress at sea is not only an obligation under international maritime law, it is also a matter of humanitarian duty,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "No matter who was at fault, the crew of a sinking ship must never be abandoned by an able ship. The rescue of all persons in distress at sea is not only an obligation under international maritime law, but it is also a matter of humanitarian duty," External link

pna Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "We thank the crew of the Vietnamese vessel that assisted our fellow Filipinos to safety. They must be commended for responding to the call of duty," External link

pna Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “He will do so after following an agreed-upon process. Hence from now on please interview Senator Pacquiao when it comes to the PDP- Laban nominee for House Speaker,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We will stand united in ensuring that we will have a speaker who can truly work not only with his peers in the House but also with the members of the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “He will do so after following an agreed-upon process. Hence from now on please interview Senator Pacquiao when it comes to the PDP- Laban nominee for House Speaker,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We will stand united in ensuring that we will have a speaker who can truly work not only with his peers in the House but also with the members of the Senate,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The PDP Laban, the party of President Duterte, is the biggest bloc in Congress with more than 94 representatives on top the partylist congressmen allied with us and therefore it is imperative that the Speaker should be come from PDP-Laban,” “We will unite behind a single nominee chosen among these three distinguished congressmen: former Speaker and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales and Marinduque Rep. Lord Alan Velasco,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “We will stand as one in this fight with firm belief that more than ever, President Duterte needs the assurance that he can count on Congress in pushing for the much needed reforms that would uplift the lives of our people,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “She shouldn’t poke her nose into our party’s business,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "I have been thinking along that line too. We need a new system in 2022," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "Better if counting can be witnessed at the precinct level," External link

pna Friday, May 31, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “It’s the same Smartmatic system. It would be different if there was a change in the system,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We asked them how [are] the [vote counting] machines. We were informed they passed the tests. We asked for the software and we’re told they were ok. So, we will ask them about all the complaints,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “It’s the same Smartmatic system. It would be different if there was a change in the system,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We asked them how [are] the [vote counting] machines. We were informed they passed the tests. We asked for the software and we’re told they were ok. So, we will ask them about all the complaints,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "Glitches are enough to call for a congressional investigation. Why are we still having theses glitches? Can't Comelec anticipate them?" External link

pna Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Business firms operating in the Philippines are not allowed to discriminate. Limiting customers to Chinese people only is a form of discrimination,” External link

pna Monday, May 6, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If Filipino-owned business establishments are not allowed to do this, then all the more foreign-owned businesses here in the Philippines should not be allowed to do what Filipinos cannot do under the law,” “This form of discrimination, it is directed against the Filipino. The Filipino is the victim of the discrimination,” External link

pna Monday, May 6, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Congratulations to Pangasinan. Let us continue to give importance to the bodies of water, especially the seas. Let us continue to protect our environment for a continuous bounty,” External link

pna Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is a good development that the regulator is becoming strict with the concessionaire,” “But as I understand the law and their contract, that penalty must be reimbursed to the customers of Manila Water. That is my call to MWSS,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is prohibited even under international law,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Bawal na yan kahit na legit pa kuno ang purpose pero alam naman natin na dumping Lang naman yan talaga kunwari lang na waste to energy,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is prohibited even under international law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Bawal na yan kahit na legit pa kuno ang purpose pero alam naman natin na dumping Lang naman yan talaga kunwari lang na waste to energy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "No country (no matter how poor) should be treated as a dumping ground of the waste of rich countries. Bawal yan even under international law (That is forbidden even under international law)," External link

pna Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "I urge everybody to trust our democratic processes. In a democracy like ours, political leadership should be determined by the ballot," External link

pna Monday, April 22, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Vetoing this year’s entire budget can also be the executive’s way of saying to Congress to ‘get your act together’,” External link

pna Friday, April 12, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “The President decided to withdraw and let us honor his decision. It’s not a big deal since we have our own functioning prosecutorial and judicial system,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "If the government has included them in a list because the government is convinced, by evidence, of their involvement in the narco trade, then it is government's duty now to file charges against them using the evidence which made them land in the said list," External link

pna Monday, March 4, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’re extremely pleased with the decision, which clears the air of any supposed legal uncertainty that may have been caused by efforts to derail my candidacy,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’re extremely pleased with the decision, which clears the air of any supposed legal uncertainty that may have been caused by efforts to derail my candidacy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “To sustain the treatment or prevention of mental health conditions, it is imperative that drugs and medicines are made affordable,” “To bring down the cost of drugs and medicines prescribed for mental health conditions, this bill proposes to exempt them from the imposition of VAT,” External link

manilametro Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Mental health and well-being is a concern of all,” External link

manilametro Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is why that is our priority,” External link

manilametro Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Churches, mosques, temples, or other such places dedicated to religious worship must be respected and revered. They should be a safe sanctuary for the people and not a place of carnage,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Churches, mosques, temples, or other such places dedicated to religious worship must be respected and revered. They should be a safe sanctuary for the people and not a place of carnage,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Elections Act ) : “While the Fair Election Act included a provision on the holding of electoral debates, the same was merely permissive. This bill seeks to institutionalize the holding of electoral debates by amending the Fair Election Act to make this important activity mandatory,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "There is a clamor. We have to listen to the clamor and try to grant the justified request that they be treated like any other government employees who have 24/7 jobs," External link

pna Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "Because of the equal protection of the laws, if you give X amount to one barangay, you have to give it to 42,000 barangays," External link

pna Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "The Canadian prime minister promised to resolve the matter when he came here for the 31st ASEAN Summit in November 2017," External link

koreatimes Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Our Constitution is a living document. It is not a straitjacket which should restrict us from adjusting to changing times and circumstances,” “The 1987 Constitution says there should be an autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao. I believe that is what we have done” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’re not someone else’s dumping ground. The Philippines should assert its dignity and co-equal standing as a sovereign state in the community of nations,” “We should not be seen as a recipient, officially or unofficially, of waste material coming from other countries” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We are thankful to the South Korean government for its commitment to resolve this matter and take back the misdeclared shipment,” “Let’s ensure that this brazen act is not tolerated and, in fact, punished to the fullest extent of the law, particularly our Tariff and Customs Code and possibly the Toxic Substance and Hazardous Wastes and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “There’s been no follow through ever since. We need immediate and concrete action on this,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’re not someone else’s dumping ground. The Philippines should assert its dignity and co-equal standing as a sovereign state in the community of nations,” “We should not be seen as a recipient, officially or unofficially, of waste material coming from other countries” External link

manilametro Monday, January 7, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We are thankful to the South Korean government for its commitment to resolve this matter and take back the misdeclared shipment,” “Let’s ensure that this brazen act is not tolerated and, in fact, punished to the fullest extent of the law, particularly our Tariff and Customs Code and possibly the Toxic Substance and Hazardous Wastes and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990,” External link

manilametro Monday, January 7, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “There’s been no follow through ever since. We need immediate and concrete action on this,” External link

manilametro Monday, January 7, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let’s ensure that this brazen act is not tolerated and in fact punished to the fullest extent of the law, particularly our Tariff and Customs Code and possibly the Toxic Substance and Hazardous Wastes and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We are thankful to the South Korean government for its commitment to resolve this matter and take back the misdeclared shipment,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let this be a lesson to all of us: it is very difficult to impose an excise tax on an item whose price is unstable and very volatile, and completely beyond our control and even our influence whatsoever,” External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:39:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let this be a lesson to all of us: it is very difficult to impose an excise tax on an item whose price is unstable and very volatile, and completely beyond our control and even our influence whatsoever,” External link

inquirer Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:59:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Sali-sali sa partido, hindi naman naniniwala sa party ideology, hindi ba frustrating 'yun? Dapat sumasali sa party dahil naniniwala sa programa, sa ideology ng party, hindi dahil sa amin ang President,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:35:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is exactly the deadline. Pass the train bill before going on break,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:34:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “After his term as senator, Senator Aytona devoted himself to the private sector where he served as a business executive of a textile and garment manufacturer,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:45:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "He can go ahead with his plans. This is a free country," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:35:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The Philippines is a civilized democratic society that will not tolerate unresolved killings. The police must do its job and solve these crimes,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:38:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Off tangent from the topic of the investigation. Sayang lang oras (It’s a waste of time),” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 8, 2017 8:50:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That was just a waste of time,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 8, 2017 7:42:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “The return of the loot of the Marcoses must be done in order to assuage the people that there’s a certain degree of regreteven if it is not verbally expressed,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:43:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We have to make sure that this is not pang lihis lang ng issue (an attempt to divert the issue),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:42:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “We have to make sure that this is not pang lihis lang ng issue (an attempt to divert the issue),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:14:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let them present the folders of each victim, be they teenager or not, young or old. Let us see the details [surrounding their deaths],” External link

manilatimes Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:55:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “And then the succession rules. If the [barangay] captain was removed because of involvement in drugs, the first councilman will replace the barangay captain,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 14, 2017 8:21:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The extent of the damage sustained by Marawi City and the large number of displaced citizens caused by the rebellion requires a well-coordinated, large-scale rebuilding effort on the part of the government,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “This is my effort of establishing good relations between the secretary and the Senate media,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, March 3, 2017 2:37:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We have to institute measures that will remove the hurdles to real competition so that we are not held hostage by telco providers. If we are unhappy with our current provider, we should be able to bring our business elsewhere; if we see a competitor providing better deals, then we should be able to switch with as little inconvenience as possible,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “There is no reason Filipino consumers should be denied this feature. The technology allows for this. The NTC knows that the numbers assigned to particular telcos do not belong to these telcos. These are, in a manner of speaking, owned by the government, and we are in a position to require telcos to allow their customers to retain these numbers even if their customers want to switch to their competitors,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The separation of powers will enter here. The other branches should not meddle. There should be respect,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I believe Mr. Moncupa has all the qualities required to lead the central bank in this period of challenge and change. He is an experienced banker whose knowledge of the financial markets is matched only by his unquestionable integrity and character and passionate nationalism,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:05:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “Give Mindanao the best men in uniform. Mindanao deserves nothing less,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Mindanao should be treated by the PNP with the same respect that all Filipinos deserve regardless of their faith, their culture, and their economic status,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “There is no peace in the grave of these brave men if we don’t establish the truth, and if the ends of justice not served. The families of the victims rightly feel that justice was not served by the last administration,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, January 27, 2017 8:00:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Oro City ) : “On behalf of Cagayan de Oro, I issue this urgent appeal. The city needs every assistance that our people can give. It needs immediate support for the reconstruction of destroyed houses and other damaged buildings,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We are putting up boxes in the Senate, at the PDP Laban headquarters in Pasay, and at Duterte’s Kitchen in Cubao, for those with goods to share with our countrymen in the affected areas,” “Let us remember that flood victims are not limited to CDO. We should ensure that we can help everyone to the best of our abilities” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Don’t worry about a martial law declaration. I’m sure the President would make a lot of consultations before doing that. And he will be reminded about the constitutional provisions about martial law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, January 16, 2017 6:18:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “In this particular case, when a legislator helps in the budget process but it can be implemented after the enactment of the budget law without the legislator’s intervention, then that is no longer the act declared unconstitutional by the SC,” External link

manilatimes Monday, January 9, 2017 4:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Duterte has the support of the overwhelming number of people. He will do what he believes are the right things to do for the nation,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The President is just really hard on crime especially on illegal drugs, that is his reputation and he is being consistent with himself” External link

manilatimes Sunday, December 25, 2016 10:02:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Peace ) : "Christmas is a time for peace. Remember that our Lord always said: 'Peace be with you.' Hence, let us be at peace this Christmas: at peace with our God, with our religion and conscience, with our family and community, with our countrymen, our Asean region, and with the entire community of nations," External link

sunstar Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “At no time in four decades has our nation been closer to a long-lasting peace than now. Let us pray that we achieve this in 2017,” External link

sunstar Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “As PDP Laban president, I am proud of my partymate, Vit (Aguirre). I, and the rest of the party, believe in his integrity and welcome his actions to support President Duterte’s war against corruption,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We cannot tolerate such brazen terrorist attacks against our uniformed personnel. It’s time for the AFP to show them the consequences of such brutality,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “There’s a lot of disagreeing provisions but not that contentious, and in the give-and-take of law making, it can be resolved,” External link

manilatimes Friday, November 25, 2016 8:37:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We hope that by Monday it’s approved on its third and final reading. That’s the plan,” External link

manilatimes Friday, November 25, 2016 8:37:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “He said he was only thinking out loud about what weapons or methods are available to him. Thar’s all,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “He didn’t talk about it. He only said that he was just thinking out loud,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “They can never be called beats. Theirs are actually principled positions, principled stand,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 14, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Maybe the SC decision has established the right of somebody to be buried in a place called LNMB. But no court case will make somebody a hero in the hearts and mind of the people. That cannot be decided through a legal argument,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “It’s very good that for the first time, we have a President who is now emphasizing that concept in our Constitution, that we must pursue an independent foreign policy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If we do not accept or realize that, we could never have an independent foreign policy because we will always toe the American line,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 21, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “That is the only meaning of that,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 10, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "No need to act on all pronouncements which refer to the Senate," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel remarked : "I don't think so. Hindi naman, countries are not that shallow," External link

sunstar Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:52:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "If they do some reckless action, they have to pay the political price," External link

sunstar Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:45:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Philippine Senate ) : "I intend to run the Senate based on rules. I've denied the request for protective custody of the witness Motabato because there is no Senate rule to justify it," External link

ibtimes-uk Monday, September 19, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "If the subject is unsolved killings…that might not fall in the committee on justice. If it is failure of the police to prevent killings, the committee on public order would be the main probe body. If the purpose would be to determine who are culpable then the blue ribbon would be handling that," External link

sunstar Monday, September 19, 2016 8:56:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Turning off a fellow senator’s mic is an unacceptable manner because the Senate is a legislative body. Weapons are words because it is a deliberative body,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 19, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “The Senate President is in charge of the physical premises of the Senate. That cannot be changed. My ruling was I declined to give protective custody to Matobato. I am in charge of the physical premises,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If there’s an extra house, and he (Matobato) will be allowed to live there, we will have no objection-- that’s an ad hoc set-up for those who want to help,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "no (sign) that his life or safety is threatened," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 16, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "I have denied the request for protective custody of the witness Matobato because there is no Senate rule to justify it," External link

bbc Friday, September 16, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “no (sign) that his life or safety is threatened,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, September 16, 2016 2:38:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "no (sign) that his life or safety is threatened," External link

afp-en Friday, September 16, 2016 11:57:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “So let us allow the President to be himself. Anyway, we accepted the consequences of him being himself,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel added : “Maybe we just have to explain and then beg for the understanding of foreigners to understand that our President speaks that way and that should be accepted,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:23:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let us help him. Anyway that’s just a declaration to put on notice the military, the armed forces and the whole country, that he will start using the military to suppress [and] put an end to lawless violence. That is what it means,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, September 4, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I am not being silent about it. I’m just respectful,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “All those invited to the hearings will be treated with due courtesy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:30:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We have no decision yet. It was a free flowing discussion which we agreed to continue as often as possible,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:28:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 5, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "The poorest of the poor will be first and the poor will be second which should be our mantra because the people who put us in power expect us to do our best," External link

sunstar Monday, July 25, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "It's about time that we dedicate ourselves to serve our country and our people. We should set aside personal interest and must work for the good of this nation," External link

sunstar Monday, July 25, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We’ll do our job the way I know – through hard work and steely discipline,” External link

sunstar Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “This is not only a deterrent but in the words of President Duterte, retribution for the crimes done against the people,” External link

sunstar Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:10:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “This is not only a deterrent but in the words of President Duterte, retribution for the crimes done against the people,” External link

sunstar Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Allan Peter Cayetano ) : "Nag-usap na kami in Allan. We belong to one camp. Everyone is supportive and protective of the president," External link

sunstar Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “validates the Philippine claim of jurisdiction over certain shoals, reefs and outcrops,” External link

sunstar Friday, July 15, 2016 8:27:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We ensure that the exercise of our sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea would bring more development and progress to our country and people,” External link

sunstar Friday, July 15, 2016 8:27:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "We need the two airports as our main international gateways, Naia to serve South Metro Manila and Southern Luzon to Bicol, and Clark to serve North Metro Manila and Northern Philippines, to ease travel and flow of logistics," External link

sunstar Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "I am studying the position paper of ADAPT on the matter, and I believe that after all the lip-service at developing the Clark International Airport in the past, it is time to act decisively," External link

sunstar Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “Do not worry too much about the shift to the federal system of government as there will still be a legislature under that system,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 4, 2016 7:52:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "The shorter the better because if it is longer, then it is a sign that our democracy is a failure," External link

sunstar Friday, June 24, 2016 7:04:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "But President Duterte made an announcement that he is neutral and we acknowledge his respect for a co-equal body like the Senate," External link

sunstar Friday, June 24, 2016 12:12:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "It's about time that we consider the welfare of the people. We have to listen to them too," External link

sunstar Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:00:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Nobody else can elect the SP except the senators,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:38:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I was so optimistic about the time. Let’s make it three to five months. We have to be optimistic so that everybody will be working because there’s a deadline to meet. Five months can be the maximum as planned since a lot of things might happen along the way,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, June 12, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Actually he has named some unknown personalities that we still have to find out the background of some of these people, that’s a good sign,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “So there’s no obligation, on the part of the [incoming] President. That’s his official family. Let the [incoming] President choose his alter egos,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:13:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “What the President[-elect] is saying is we have freedom of the press but we also have to be responsible in exercising it,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 2, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel explained : “But what has not been stated is that these people who violate the law by employing violence must be brought to justice,” “So whether its media killing or killing business or innocent persons, all of these killers must be brought to justice” External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 2, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If they are very controversial, they may be changed before June 30,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “As president of the party, I will aspire to be Senate President so that the agenda of the party and the President can be shepherded through the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 23, 2016 8:01:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : “As president of the party, I will aspire to be Senate president so that the agenda of the party and the president can be shepherded through the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, May 20, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “I don’t believe in term-sharing. Once we pick the Senate president, let him finish the three years or the six years,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, May 20, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If called to serve in that capacity, it’s my duty as PDP-Laban president to push for the governance agenda not only of my party, but also of my president,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:14:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “But ultimately, that will depend on the collective will of my colleagues in the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:14:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “Yes, all are invited. The usual suspects,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:41:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel told : "JCOC-AES hearing (is) cancelled because Smartmatic gave a last-minute notice that they cannot attend. Hence, hearing would be useless if we continue tomorrow," External link

sunstar Wednesday, May 18, 2016 3:26:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “We will study the legal angle. We will revisit our position,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:44:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “If any, the resignation of the president will only be counterproductive since this will lead to a shake-up in the government. In this highly volatile situation, we need a leader. We need the president to lead us out of these dark days,” External link

asianewsnet Monday, February 9, 2015 4:56:00 AM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “It would be unfair to the Comelec officials because there is no proof at all to that,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, February 1, 2015 4:09:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : “From the opening statement of the mayor, I sense that he wants to cooperate with the ongoing investigation. That is already a good manifestation and I’m also cognizant of the fact that there are already two cases in the Ombudsman where the mayor is also a respondent. I understand if the mayor doesn’t want to testify,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:43:00 PM EAT

Aquilino Pimentel said : "Since the order of arrest has been satisfied, your manifestation (not to answer questions) is noted. You lose your chance to give your side, you are free to go," External link

gmanews Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:25:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president32.69%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
senator43.75%EN07/18/201718/07/2017
président du sénat7.69%FR09/16/201616/09/2016
ally5.29%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
minority leader0.48%EN02/22/201022/02/2010
senador filipino0.48%ES10/10/200710/10/2007
candidate0.96%EN06/15/200715/06/2007
leader6.25%EN07/24/200624/07/2006
sen1.92%EN06/12/200612/06/2006
philippine senator0.48%EN06/14/200514/06/2005
Names Lang Count
Aquilino PimentelEN95.09%
Aquilino PimentelFR4.32%
Aquilino PimentelSA0.39%
Aquilino PimentelPT0.20%
Aquilino “ Koko ” PimentelEN0.00%
Aquilino " Nene " PimentelEN0.00%


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Ferdinand Topacio said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “Respondent [Pimentel], in filing the Electoral Sabotage case against FPGMA and FG, among others, made certain deliberate, willful and malicious statements under oath wherein he declared and expressed with certainty the commission by FPGMA and FG, among other persons, of acts constitutive of Electoral Sabotage,” External link

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Panfilo Lacson said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “I would know because we are the ones who organized the super majority that backed Pimentel’s bid for the Senate presidency last year” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 22, 2017 9:25:00 PM EAT

Panfilo Lacson said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “He (Pimentel) will remain as Senate president,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 22, 2017 9:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “I am happy that we found an ally in no less than Senate President Pimentel in the crucial first step to free the nation’s coffers from illegitimate debts and/or loan agreements riddled with questionable processes, contractual obligations, purposes and use,” “Carrying out a legislative audit of public debt could lead to the repudiation of the illegitimate part of the country’s debt and free funds to augment the government’s social spending and guide us in reformulating our policies based on the principles of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:08:00 PM EAT

Franklin Drilon said ( about Aquilino Pimentel ) : “Insofar as the Senate presidency is concerned, I have with me at least 14 signatures, electing [Pimentel] as Senate president. That cannot be changed unless those who signed will change their minds,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:25:00 PM EAT