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Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today stressed the need to identify and distinguish the real oppositionists from the bogus ones as the various parties in the opposition attempt to unify their forces and rally behind a common presidential candidate in the 2010 elections.

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Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said media practitioners should respect the right to reply of candidates and the people during the 2010 elections which is embodied under the Fair Elections Law.

Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today backed a proposal in the Senate to reduce the government royalty and other taxes on indigenous, renewable sources of energy in order to relieve households and industries from excessive power cost.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today warned that the proposal to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution is being used by the administration to camouflage the real purpose of Charter Change which is to serve the selfish interest of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said that all opposition forces should work for unity and for fielding a common presidential candidate in the 2010 elections even if there are those who think it is an elusive objective.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged the Senate and the House of Representatives to now create and activate a joint congressional oversight committee that will monitor and check the utilization of the P1.41 trillion national budget and fund releases made by the Malacañang.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged various opposition groups to hold a national convention as part of the steps to unify their forces and to field a common presidential candidate in the 2010 elections.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today cautioned the government against relying too much on the foreign intercession in pursuing the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, warning that such approach does not always yield favorable results.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said the administration’s plan to impose new taxes or increase the rates of existing ones betrays its insensitiveness to the economic condition of the majority of Filipinos who have been affected by the global financial crisis.


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