The opposition was urged by Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. not to give up on its unification effort to boost its fighting chance in the 2010 elections despite the conflict among many of its presidential aspirants triggered by the C-5 road scandal.
Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today called on the Senate to start floor debates and approve the bill seeking to phase out of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) that he has drafted a long ago.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban is urging agriculture authorities and farmers to stop the use of imported chemical fertilizers and pesticides that degrade the soil and pose hazards to human health, and to shift instead to organic farming.
Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said the minority senators were mainly concerned that the investigation rules are in conformity with the basic rules of due process when they filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking to stop the Senate Committee of the Whole from proceeding with the hearings on the complaint against Sen. Manuel Villar.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged the barangay officials to wield their collective influence to persuade the Senate and House of Representatives to approve long-overdue bills that will directly benefit them and their constituents, including the upgrading of their compensation and other privileges.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. today reassured media practitioners that the bill mandating the right to reply is meant to enhance the freedom of expression and not to curtail press freedom.
Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today expressed optimism that the Senate will be able to pass this week the bill extending the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) by five years, allocating Pl47 billion and instituting reforms in the acquisition and distribution of lands and strengthening support services.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. warned that the dismal human rights record of the Arroyo administration is making the Philippines more unattractive to foreign investments and forcing donor-countries to drastically reduce, it not withdraw, development aid.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today dared Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman to resign as he accused him of using his Cabinet post to promote his congressional candidacy and of being remiss in his duty to fight for the interest of marginalized tenant farmers.
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said the proposal of newly-installed party-list Rep. Jovito Palparan to resurrect the Anti-Subversion Law is a retrogressive move that will only alienate cause-oriented or progressive groups and will not solve communist insurgency in the country.
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