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Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said he has no quarrel with the proposal of the House of Representatives to call a Constitutional Convention after the May, 2010 elections but time constraint would make it difficult for the Senate to approve the measure.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP Laban) today asked the Land Transportation Office to justify its collection of the P350 fee for the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) project from motor vehicle owners despite the fact that the fact that the new system is not yet in place.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Nene” Q. Pimentel, Jr. warned today that the integrity of the first automated polls to be held in the country this May is in grave danger of being compromised because of “serious problems” now surfacing in Mindanao.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP Laban) today said a period of cleansing and reforms has dawned on trouble-prone Maguindanao following the designation of Bai Nariman Ambolodto as acting governor of the province.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. today urged government authorities to respond to allegations that a huge amount of money was found and confiscated in the mansion of former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. in Sharif Aguak, Maguindanao when it was raided by government troops following the massacre of 57 innocent civilians in the province on Nov. 23.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged the Commission on Elections to neutralize the so-called “Garci” boys who were involved in fraud operations in past elections particularly those holding sensitive positions in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today challenged President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to sign the Pl.45 trillion national budget for fiscal year 2010 before the end of 2009 to prevent a reversion to the old budget through automatic reenactment.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today frowned on a proposal to abolish the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, seeing it as a pathetic attempt by the administration to find a scapegoat for the massacre of 57 civilians in Maguindanao.

The Supreme Court should reconsider its decision in Quinto versus Comelec allowing appointive officials to run for public office without relinquishing their jobs.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. today said the Ampatuans should account for the P1.7 billion in agrarian reform fund that was released to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao under anomalous circumstances during the first seven months of the year.


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