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LOOK: Nene Pimentel's final homecoming

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Cagayan de Oro residents pay their last respects to the city's most illustrious son, former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr

HOMECOMING. Soldiers carry the casket of former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr at the Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro on October 23, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Greatest president we never had': Friends, supporters pay tribute to Nene Pimentel

Oct 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM

'Senator Nene has showed all the way for members of PDP-Laban to be brave and true because he was a teacher. He was teaching via his behavior, via his actions, via his moral courage,' says former Eastern Samar governor Lutgardo Barbo

NENE PIMENTEL. People pay their last respects to the late senator Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Hr. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Cane-bearing Duterte visits Nene Pimentel wake

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:38 AM

Visibly tired and with difficulty walking, President Rodrigo Duterte attends the wake of the late former Senate President

Patriot, statesman, pillar of democracy: Tributes pour in for Nene Pimentel

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Current government leaders, former colleagues, and various groups mourn the death of former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr

TEAM EFFORT. Consultative Committee member and former senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr talks about the 5 months of work put in by the committee. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Nene Pimentel: Courageous stalwart of democracy

Oct 20, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Former Senate president Nene Pimentel fought for the powerless and promoted the rule of law, and these fueled his staunch opposition to the Marcos dictatorship

FEDERALISM STALWART. Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. speaks during the 3rd Centennial lecture themed " Federalizing the Philippines" held at Recto room, Senate of the Philippines on August 4, 2016. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Former Senate president Nene Pimentel dies at 85

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:26 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacanang hails Pimentel as a “giant among his peers”

ConCom member fromer senator Nene Pimentel at a hearing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Former Senate president Nene Pimentel 'very ill,' says family

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:33 PM

PDP-Laban spokesperson Ron Munsayac says that Pimentel, the party chairman emeritus, is in the intensive care unit

CRITICAL CONDITION. Former Senate President Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr is 'very ill and currently under treatment,' according to the Pimentel family. Rappler file photo

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan

Sep 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Who was the most surprised at President Duterte's order revoking Senator Trillanes' amnesty? His own Cabinet.

Nene Pimentel: EJKs not allowed in PH 'then, now, or ever'

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr says the 10-year military rule of the disgraced dictator Ferdinand Marcos was much worse, but the extrajudicial killings happening now are also not right

‘Repudiate’ Enrile, Marcos attempt to revise history, says Nene Pimentel

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'Let us expose them for what they are. They are trying to perpetuate a legacy that had better been placed in the box of history under several feet underground,' says former senate president Nene Pimentel

ConCom member fromer senator Nene Pimentel at a hearing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Nene Pimentel hits DILG exec for pushing revolutionary gov't

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:23 PM

'For heaven's sake, I suggest this government official be more careful with their statements,' says an exasperated Pimentel, referring to DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III

PUSHING FOR 'REVGOV.' DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III says his support for 'RevGov' is a personal opinion. File photo by Angie de Silva

Nene Pimentel says Mocha Uson should stick to entertainment

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The longtime federalism advocate says Uson's video of a lewd federalism jingle was a waste of time for an official being paid taxpayers' money

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nene Pimentel, IBP, Namfrel reject no-election scenario in May 2019

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'The principal effect of a no-election scenario would be to upset the constitutional mandate that requires elective officials to be subjected to periodic check by the sovereign people,' says former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr

Con-Com votes to regulate political dynasties in new charter

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) The Con-Com votes for a self-executing provision in the new constitution that will cover relatives up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity and affinity

CON-COM. The Consultative Committee discusses regulating political dynasties in the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Consultative Committee aims to give Cha-Cha report by Duterte's SONA

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) The committee plans to meet 5 days a week until July to study possible changes to the 1987 Constitution

Nene Pimentel: Con-Com meetings should be open to media

Feb 08, 2018 - 1:58 PM

'There should be no secret deliberations,' says former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr after attending the Consultative Committee's first ever meeting

Malaysia slams bid to make Sabah the 13th PH state

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Malaysia warns that this proposal, bared by former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr, can harm ties between Manila and Kuala Lumpur

TOP DIPLOMAT. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman speaks during a trilateral meeting on security in Manila on June 22, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'Benham Rise is ours,' Nene Pimentel says after PH allowed China research

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:40 PM

'We would like to emphasize Scarborough Shoal is ours, Kalayaan shoals are ours, that Benham Rise is likewise within our exclusive economic zone,' says the former Senate president

DISCUSSING CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. (middle), flanked by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (right) and former Supreme Court Associate Justice Vicente Mendoza (left), addresses question from senators during the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes hearing on the proposed formation of a Constitutional Convention that will amend or revise the 1987 Philippine Constitution on Thursday, December 8, 2016. (PRIB Photo by Albert Calvelo/ 08 December 2016)

No-elections, long transition to federal gov't? 'Kalokohan,' says Nene Pimentel

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:30 PM

'Excuse me, but I think that's a lot of kalokohan,' says the former Senate President and framer of the 1987 Constitution

EXPERTS. A former senate president and former chief justices attend the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nene Pimentel rejects abolition of Ombudsman in new Constitution

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:55 PM

'Let me emphasize that the good provisions of the Constitution should not be revised!' says the former Senate President

FOR FEDERALISM. Former Senate President Nene Pimentel speaks before a Senate hearing on proposals to change the Constitution. Photo by Alex Nueva España/Senate

Nene Pimentel urges Duterte not to resign after federalism shift

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:16 PM

It will take a man who believes in it para maisulong says former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr a long time advocate of federalism

Nene Pimentel: Better for PCGG to recover Marcos wealth

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:29 PM

But the former senate president agrees that a law is needed to facilitate the return of the funds

Pimentel says he may 'rethink' Senate presidency to focus on 2019 polls

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:47 PM

There might come a time when you need to rethink where to focus because being Senate president has its own responsibilities You also have your needs and plans as senatorial candidate says Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel III

Question new members' motives, Nene Pimentel urges PDP-Laban

Jul 29, 2017 - 5:23 PM

PDP Laban founder Aquilino Pimentel Jr says the party is being swamped with politicians who want to be associated with President Rodrigo Duterte

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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'Maintain independence,' Nene Pimentel tells senators

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:43 AM

I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate you cannot dictate to the senators that s my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people

Senate file photo

'Be careful in dealing with China,' Nene Pimentel tells Duterte

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:26 PM

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

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

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The former Senate president shares his thoughts live on Rappler

Nene Pimentel contradicts son Koko: Congress required to hold joint session

Jun 01, 2017 - 12:25 PM

That is mandated by the Constitution says former Senate president Aquilino Nene Pimentel Jr

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Ciriticized for supposedly bending over backwards for President Rodrigo Duterte Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III maintains he s no clone of the popular Chief Executive

File photo from Senate PRIB

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Robredo's 'UN statement' not an impeachable offense – Nene Pimentel

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Dapat siguro tignan nila ano nagawa ni Leni na labag sa Saligang Batas hindi labag sa kanilang pag iisip says the founder of ruling party PDP Laban

Former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. speaks during the 3rd Centennial lecture themed " Federalizing the Philippines" held at Recto room, Senate of the Philippines on August 4, 2016. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no

SENATE VOTES NO. In 1991, the Philippine Senate rejects a proposal to allow the US 10 more years in the Subic base. Graphic by Nina Martinez, file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

1st in PH history: Father, son elected Senate President

Jul 28, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Former Senate President Aquilino Nene Pimentel Jr led the chamber during the impeachment trial of then President Joseph Estrada

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON. Former Senate President Nene Pimentel gives his plesing as his son, newly-elected Senator Koko Pimentel takes his oath on Monday, July 25. Photo by Senate PRIB/Cesar Tomambo

How many states should PH have under federalism?

Jul 12, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Advocates of federalism want to divide the country into 11 autonomous states

Infographic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Federalism proposal: Disperse seats of power throughout PH

Jun 18, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr outlines the features of a proposed federal government: autonomous regions will enforce policies for their own affairs leaving the central government to focus on areas of national interest

DISPERSE SEATS OF POWER. Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr says seats of power of the major branches of government should be dispersed around the country.

Federalism in PH: 81 senators, 11 federal states?

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Former Senate president Aqulino Pimentel Jr suggests increasing the number of senators for a proposed federal Philippine government and adding disputed areas to the country s territory

FEDERALISM PROPOSAL. Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr outlines his proposal for a federal form of government in the Philippines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Nene Pimentel remembers 'Jovy Salonga, the man'

Mar 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

He was a human being – subject to the flights of optimism and to the depths of pessimism which ordinary mortals are heirs to former senator Nene Pimentel says of the late Jovito Salonga

WATCH: Nene Pimentel reacts to youth's views on People Power

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:34 PM

How will the former statesman who was jailed twice during martial law react to the youth s views on the EDSA revolution?

#EDSA30: How to help young voters understand martial law

Feb 24, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Major players in the EDSA People Power Revolution have some advice for young people who now tend to favor a strongman for a leader

Nancy Binay to critics: Go ahead, impeach my dad

Aug 12, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Senator Nancy Binay questions the process behind the Senate investigation into the Makati building but Trillanes argues it s imbued with public interest

'BETTER PROCESS.' Senator Nancy Binay says filing an impeachment case against her father is the 'better process' compared to a Senate investigation into alleged plunder. Photo from Binay's office

BIR: Gov't workers' tax not new, based on 1997 law

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:13 PM

The BIR says the tax exemption of government employees is only up to P30 000 of the 13th month pay and bonuses reminds them of their responsibility to pay the right taxes

SC asked to void BIR memo taxing gov't employees' benefits

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Gov t workers also ask the Supreme Court to raise the P30 000 ceiling of 13th month taxable pay which was set in 1997 to accommodate economic inflation over the years

Memorable moments in the Philippine Senate

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Ernesto Maceda sings Loren Legarda cries Tessie Aquino Oreta dances What other surprises have we not seen in the Senate?

Binay: Local govt center goes on after Pimentel resignation

Mar 11, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Binay says he will retain the name Pimentel Center even after the resignation of former Senator Nene Pimentel from the local governance institute

‘Binay like Ninoy, Nene Pimentel like Cory’

Jun 24, 2012 - 8:52 AM

Former Senator Rene Saguisag likens his friends VP Binay and former Sen Nene Pimentel to the late Aquino couple

Pimentel, Binay and Facebook Politics

Jun 21, 2012 - 1:20 PM

It s complicated? In a relationship? Divorced? The relationship between Pimentels and the Binays reflect Facebook status changes

Binay-Pimentel: The ties that bind

Jun 19, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Binay and the Pimentels forged ties spanning 3 decades and two generations Could Migz Zubiri damage the relationship?

Nene Pimentel: UNA for expediency, not change

Jun 12, 2012 - 11:10 AM

Former Senate President Nene Pimentel slams UNA says it is about political expediency instead of change

Impeachment trial: Here we go again

Jan 15, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Take a look back at the Estrada impeachment trial relive the lessons and learn what s at stake with the Chief Justice on trial

HERE WE GO AGAIN. From former president Joseph Estrada to Supreme Court chief justice Renato Corona, Filipinos will witness another impeachment trial