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Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said he intends to go to the Supreme Court to seek its ruling on the issue of quorum in the Senate in view of the conflicting interpretations by the majority and the minority.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) has formally requested World Bank president Robert Zellic for the bank’s complete report on its investigation into the alleged rigging of its road projects in the Philippines which led to its decision to blacklist three Filipino construction companies.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today requested food and drug authorities to clarify a report that the Food and Drug Administration of the United States has issued an advisory recalling a number of commonly used drugs for respiratory ailments due to their harmful side effects on women and children.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today called on the Arroyo government to suspend the termination of state workers who are affected by the rationalization of various state agencies so as not to aggravate the already alarming unemployment situation caused by the global economic crisis.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged the government to take aggressive steps for the recovery of Philippine cultural and art treasures that were carted away by foreigners during the colonial era.

Construction firms that have been blacklisted by international funding agencies for corrupt practices face permanent ban from participating in infrastructure projects of the government if a proposal of Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) is enacted into law.

Overseas Filipino workers, consisting mostly of domestic helpers, in Hong Kong are secure in their jobs although this autonomous region in China – a leading commercial and financial center in Asia – is not exactly untouched by the global economic turmoil.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today warned municipal and city treasurers against allowing themselves to be used in an apparent effort to tamper with the ballots that are being recounted in towns and cities covered by the counter-protest of administration Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri against Genuine Opposition senatorial bet Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III before the Senate Electoral Tribunal.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said the pension fund of the Social Security System cannot be used to augment the Arroyo administration’s economic stimulus package (ESP) without the consent of its members.

Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged Senate probers to get to the bottom of the scandal over the World Bank-funded road projects even as he cautioned them against statements that may undermine the investigation.


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