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Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged Secretary Lito Atienza of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to exercise his authority in completely banning the aerial spraying of pesticides by banana plantations in Davao and other areas in Mindanao due to its harmful effects on human health and the environment.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) said the people should not be lulled into believing that the national economy is in fine shape just because it received positive marks from international credit agencies.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan to mount a crackdown on foreigners who are illegally peddling various kinds of consumer products.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged prosecutors not to push through with their resignation from the anti-narcotics task force if they have not done anything that would compromise their duties in the investigation of the drug trafficking charges against the so-called Alabang Boys.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged land reform farmers to formulate appropriate amendments to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) law and vowed to work for their approval by Congress during the six-month extension of the program under Joint Resolution 19.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today pressed for changing the legislative schedule on the annual national budget by requiring Malacañang to submit its budget proposal to Congress in January, instead of July or August.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said different parties and groups within the minority camp should start crafting a formula to unite and support a common presidential candidate in the 2010 elections.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said an administration plan to raise the monthly retirement pensions for members of the Social Security System and Government Service Insurance System should prod Congress to act on long-pending bills that prescribe such benefit adjustment.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged the bicameral conference committee of Congress to agree on putting safeguards in the 2009 national budget to ensure that various lump sum appropriations are spent properly.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged the Commission on Elections to diligently pursue the cleanup of the list of voters this year by completing the biometric registration and identification of voters.


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