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SEN. NENE PIMENTEL IS NOW RUNNING THE CENTER

The Pimentel Center for Local Governance (PCLG) conducts seminars for local government officials to enhance their governance skills and stiffen their resolve to combat corruption.

50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Sen. Nene and Bing Pimentel on the 50th celebration of their wedding April 30, 2010.

URDANETA UNIVERSITY 58th COMMENCEMENT EXERCISE

Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr., as a guest speaker during the 58th commencement exercise at the Urdaneta City University.

HOSPICIO DE SAN JOSE CELEBRATES 200 YEARS

Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr., as a guest speaker at the launching of the book, CRADLE OF HOPE during the 200 years celebration of Hospicio de San Jose.

10TH GLOBAL CONSULTATION ON CHILD WELFARE SERVICES

Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. as a Keynote Speaker during the 10th Global Consultation on Child Welfare Services on August 18, 2009 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City.

2009 AMA NG BAYAN

The 2009 Ama ng Bayan, Public Service awardee Senator Nene Pimentel, poses with wife Mrs Bing Pimentel at the 25th Annual Consumers Civic Awards on June 21, 2009, at Gateway Mall, Mandarin Suites, Quezon City.

LIGA NG BARANGAY 2ND NATIONAL CONVENTION

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban), the acknowledged Father of the Local Government Code, explains why he is proposing the abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan before delegates to the 2nd annual convention of the Liga ng Barangay held on May 20, 2009 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay.

NINOY AQUINO HEROISM

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. led the observance of the 76 birth anniversary of the late Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. at the City of Malabon University in Malabon City. Shown in photo are (from left to right) CMU Board Members Engr. Manuel N. Chua Co Kiong, Councilor Antolin Oreta, Sen. Noynoy Aquino, CMU President Ramon Maronilla, Sen. Pimentel, CMU Vice President Rosalito Quides, Prof. Glen de Leon and Prof. Mark Santiago.

NEW NURSE

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. congratulates his grandson, Paul Edriane Ermitaño, for passing the recent nursing licensure examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission. Paul finished his nursing course at the Far Eastern University. Pimentel hosted a dinner in honor of Paul at the Emerald Restaurant in Manila. Shown in photo (from left to right) are David Ermitaño (Paul’s father), Pimentel, Paul and Trinnadel Anne Ermitaño (sister).

NATIONALISM AWARDEE

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. was conferred the Benigno Aquino, Jr. Award for Nationalism by the Federation of Catholic Schools Alumni Association. Shown in photo is FeCaSAA chairman Bro. Rolando Dizon (left) and Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III conferring the award to Pimentel “for his unwavering efforts in nation-building through judicious legislation, unblemished public service and virtuous advocacy” and for his “sterling qualities as a true leader and advocate of nationalist causes."

FEDERALISM FORUM AT UNIVERSITY BELT

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. assures the students of the San Sebastian College in Manila that the adoption of a federal system will enhance the cohesiveness of the country amid apprehension that it may embolden Muslim Mindanao to secede.

FEDERALISM ROADSHOW IN MINDANAO

Local government executives from the cities and towns of Misamis Occidental came in full force to listen to Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. expound on the salient features and advantages of the federal system of government, which is fast catching fire in the whole of Mindanao. Among those in the front row are Ozamis City Mayor Aldong Parahinog and Mayor David Navarro of Clarin town.

FEDERALIZING THE PHILIPPINES: A Primer

Senator Pimentel in his speech during the book launching, further explains that federalism does not mean fragmentation of the country. There shall be a creation of 11 component federal states out of the existing regions and conversion of Metro Manila into a federal administrative region.

DISPERSING GOVERNMENT POWERS

Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. expounds on the proposed adoption of a federal system as a means to hasten economic development, evenly distributes national wealth, enhances the country’s capability to cope with global competition. Pimentel was a resource person at the annual general assembly of the Galing Pook Foundation. Shown in photo (left to right) are Negros Occidental Governor Rafael “Lito” Coscuella, Sen. Pimentel, former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte and officials of the foundation.

FEDERALISM

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. (center) discussed the proposed federal system for the country at a seminar-workshop for local government executives conducted by the University of the Philippines Center for Local and Regional Governance and National College of Public Administration and Governance at Tañada Room, Senate, Pasay City.

JUNKETING: Senatorial Style

Senator Pimentel, the author, shows his book, “JUNKETING: Senatorial Style” as he responded to his commentators during his book launch on May 22, 2008, Sen Padilla Room, Senate of the Philippines.

NUR MISUARI VISIT TO SENATOR PIMENTEL

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. and former Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Nur Misuari confer on the proposed adoption of a federal system of government that will pave the way for the establishment of BangsaMoro Federal State. Misuari, Moro National Liberation Front leader, paid a visit to Pimentel at his Senate office to express full support for his initiative to amend the 1987 Constitution to federalize the republic. Misuari was accompanied by his wife, Tarhata.

ART for CHANGE 2007

The seventh on-the-spot Art for Change competition of Senator Aquilino Q Pimentel, Jr and Buhay Isang Awit Foundation, Inc was held last Saturday, 17 November 2007 at Central Atrium, Robinsons Pioneer, EDSA cor Pioneer St, Mandaluyong City with the theme: “Fighting Poverty".

MAKATI MIRROR

MAKATI MIRROR: September 2007 issue.

PRIVILEGED SPEECH

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. delivers a privileged speech on the Senate inquiries into the ZTE contract and the wiretapping issue Wednesday, October 3, 2007. He also opposed moves to cancel the October 29 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Listening to him are (from left) Senators Mar Roxas, Rodolfo Biazon and Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

The LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE Revisited 2007

(From L to R): PNU President Lutz Barbo, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, Senator Pimentel, the author, DILG Secretary Ronaldo Puno, Gov. Loreto Ocampos of LLP and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay. With the author is Komart Pimentel, Senator Pimentel's grandson, to whom the book is dedicated.

1st SHIN NIKKEL-JIN CONVENTION

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. cites the urgency of forging a bilateral agreement between Tokyo and Manila for a joint effort to help Filipino children who have been abandoned by their Japanese fathers including the determination of their citizenship. Pimentel addressed a meeting on the plight of so-called “Japinoys” at the Traders Hotel on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City attended by three Japanese Senators Shiina Kazuyasu, Nomura Tetsuro, Yamauchi Toshio and Atty. Kenshi Nishida, legal counsel of non-government organization assisting the abandoned children.

THE MAKING OF THE HUMAN SECURITY ACT OF 2007

Senator Pimentel, author of the book on Human Security Act, said he succeeded in introducing more than a hundred amendments to the controversial measure to safeguard the people’s rights

ASEAN INTER-PARLIAMENTARY MYANMAR CAUCUS

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel (center) urges participants to an International Conference in Tokyo, Japan to persevere in the demand for the release of detained Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi in Tokyo, Japan on May 22, 2007. Listening (to his right) are Burmese Prime Minister-in-Exile Dr. Sein Win and Bo Hla Tint and (to his left) are MP Nursyabani of Indonesia and MP Lim Kit Siang of Malaysia.

LGLA 2006

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2006

ART for CHANGE 2006

High schooler Glacy Dee Pantanosas of Abellana National High School bagged the first prize in the "Art for Change" on-the-spot painting competition held this year at the Robinson's Place Cebu in Cebu City on Oct. 7. Pantosas and other winners received their prizes from Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. contest sponsor and son, lawyer Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III. Some 200 youngster participated in the contest.

MARTIAL LAW IN THE PHILIPPINES

Three Senators (from left) Majority Leader Francis Pangilinan, Mar Roxas and Senate President Franklin M. Drilon congratulate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. for the successful launching of his book "Martial Law in the Philippines: My Story," at the Manila Hotel Wednesday afternoon, June 7, 2006. The book tells the story of how Pimentel, wife Bing and their six children coped with the difficulties that martial law brought into their lives.

LGLA AWARDS 2006

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. formally announces the Local Government Leadership Awards on June 8, 2006 at the Padilla Room of the Senate of the Philippines. This award is open to all Provincial Governors, City and Municipal Mayors.

CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Speaking at the Conference on Climate Change and its impact on Economic Development, Helsinki, Finland, May 4, 2006