For his partymates, former Senate president Koko Pimentel had opted to “sacrifice” his personal concerns for the greater good of the Senate and the country.
Following his resignation as Senate president, Senator Koko Pimentel will now serve as chair of two Senate panels, including a joint congressional oversight committee on automated elections.
Senator JV Ejercito: Ilang local supporters ng mga senador, ‘di sinuportahan ni Senate President Koko Pimentel
The Senate majority bloc is open to letting Senate President Koko Pimentel stay at the helm of the chamber, even if all but two of them have signed a draft Senate resolution electing Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto as the new leader of the upper house.
Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno may have found an unlikely ally in the upper chamber, in the person of Senator Manny Pacquiao, who “pities” the sacked de facto chief magistrate.
Senators wanted Senate President Koko Pimentel to defend Senate of the Philippines from House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ tirades – Senator Nancy Binay
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Re-electionist senators would be backing Senator Migz Zubiri to become Senate majority leader when the incumbent majority leader, Senator Tito Sotto, replaces Senate President Koko Pimentel.
Many senators found Senate President Koko Pimentel “too kind,” especially when he did not adequately defend the Senate from tirades of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Senator JV Ejercito: Sobrang bait ni Senate President Koko Pimentel pero dapat ipagtanggol niya ang Senado
The wealth of all senators gunning for re-election in the 2019 polls have increased from the first time they sat in the Senate in 2013, except for Senator Nancy Binay.
At least 14 senators crossed partylines to defend the integrity of the Senate after the Supreme Court, in an unprecedented move, granted the Solicitor General’s quo warranto petition removing Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Senator Migz Zubiri’s is the biggest earner among his peers at the upper chamber, with his net worth shooting up by P30 million as of December 2017, according to his latest statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.
Fourteen, or a majority of senators, are already backing Senate Majority Tito Sotto to become Senate President Koko Pimentel’s replacement, a highly-placed source said.
The Senate “is passive” when it comes to ousting erring impeachable officials through trial.
Senate President Koko Pimentel is certain that the removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno by the Supreme Court will “weaken” the power of Congress to impeach all impeachable officials.
There will be a constitutional crisis if the House of Representatives (HoR) will rule as “not valid” the decision of the Supreme Court to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto petition.
Senate President Koko Pimentel has endorsed Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto to replace him at the helm of the chamber, following months of rumors of a term sharing agreement between the two leaders of the upper house.
Former Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno claimed that moves to remove her through impeachment and a quo warranto case were triggered by her anti-administration stance.
Senate President Koko Pimentel on Friday said the Supreme Court is “not exempted” from upholding the rule of law.
If he were to decide, Senate President Koko Pimentel would not allow the deployment of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait.
There is “nothing malicious” with nine senators from the majority bloc assembling for dinner over at Senator Migz Zubiri’s home to discuss possible changes in the Senate leadership sans Senate President Koko Pimentel.