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Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said he sees no need for Congress to enact a new succession law supposedly to prevent a leadership vacuum that may arise in case of a failure in the 2010 elections.

PHNOM PENH -- Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. (PDP-Laban) today backed current efforts of the Philippines and Cambodia to have direct flights between Manila and Phnom Penh.

PHNOM PENH – Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said the diversity and equality among cultures in society should be fully respected if democracy is to flourish and benefit all citizens.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. today asked transportation authorities to immediately look for ways to avert a looming sea transport crisis in the South in view of the government’s order to ground the nine inter-island passenger vessels of the Aboitiz group following the sinking of the Super-Ferry 9.

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Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today urged the Arroyo government to heed the suggestion of Mindanao leaders for Malaysia to be replaced by Indonesia as mediator and facilitator of the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said the new move in the House of Representatives to call for a Constitutional Convention with elected delegates from all congressional districts could have been a workable compromise to pursue constitutional reforms.

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) today said former National Economic and Development Authority Director General Romulo Neri should stop grumbling over the Office of the Ombudsman’s decision to file a graft complaint against him with the Sandiganbayan arising from his involvement in the fraudulent $329 million National Broadband Network-ZTE deal.

The holding of a Con-Con seems to be the demand of many people, because they are afraid that if it is by Constituent Assembly, it may be controlled by politicians. That is the fear, actually.

As far as I am concerned, as long as (former Comelec Chairman) Benjamin Abalos and (former NEDA Director General) Romulo Neri are prosecuted, that is already okay with me. But kidding aside, the thing is Dick Gordon (Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee) wanted to hold one more hearing next week. According to him, there are recorded testimonies which in his view are lacking. He wants to make sure that certain gaps will be filled with additional data.


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