Statement of Senator Nene Pimentel on the Philippines being ranked number 5 in shabu trafficking in the 2009 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime
Drug dealing is one serious problem that our government has to attend to. We do not need new laws. We need the proper implementation of the law.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today proposed that Philippine embassies and consulates abroad should be required to put up mobile voters registration centers in areas where huge number of Filipinos are based to encourage them to register and exercise their right of suffrage.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today told Speaker Prospero Nograles to keep his word not to take advantage of the joint session of Congress on July 27 to persuade the Senate to go along with the House of Representatives in pursuing the convening of a Constituent Assembly to amend the Constitution.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said it’s about time the Presidential Commission on Good Government should be dissolved in the face of its dismal failure to recover a huge portion of the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses and their cronies, notably the P15 billion worth of jewelry of former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos and the coconut levy assets believed to be worth about P100 billion.
Minority senators have rebutted the assertion of their majority counterparts that they did not commit abuse of discretion and unconstitutional acts when they decided to constitute a Committee of the Whole to investigate the ethics complaint against Sen. Manuel Villar.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said Malacañang and its legislative allies should stop riding on the proposal for a federal system of government to pursue their hidden agenda behind the move to amend the Constitution.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said the transition government being floated by Malacañang is nothing but another ploy to justify President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s continued stay in power after her term expires on June 30, 2010.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today warned that the Malacañang-instigated move to amend the Constitution to allow President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to keep herself in power beyond 2010 could backfire on the administration and could instead hasten its downfall.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today asked administration legislatives allies to stop cashing in on his advocacy for a federal system of government to justify their hidden agenda to allow President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to hold on to power after 2010.
1. I support higher taxes for alcohol and tobacco. I also support putting picture warnings on the ill effects of smoking on packages of cigarettes.
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