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‘Graduating’ Pimentel may join Noynoy gov’t 06/25/2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

‘Graduating’ Pimentel may join Noynoy gov’t


06/25/2010
Vice President-elect Jejomar Binay may not have any active role in the Aquino adminis-tration but one of his partymates in the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) appeared to be “in.”
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. is seen to join the incoming administration.

The “graduating” senior legislator gave broad hints regarding this matter but refused to reveal details as there is yet to be any concrete plans disclosed to him by incoming President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino.

Pimentel was conspicuously cautious in discussing the matter when reporters asked him of his plans now that he’s bowing out of the upper chamber after serving 17 years during the last 23 years.

Initially, Pimentel indicated that he would not be making any comeback in 2013, saying he would rather let “younger people take over.” 

When asked if he has received any offer of government post, being highly identified to be close to the Aquino family, Pimentel answered in the negative.

“None so far. I am not free to talk about anything because he (Aquino) might deny it. In other words, there’s no formal offer.

Pimentel served as minister of Local Government under former President Corazon Aquino, mother of President-elect Noynoy.

“The only time that Noynoy and I talked was when I was done with my speech at the canvass board, remember?” he said, referring to the June 10 Congress’ joint session proceedings at the Batasang Pambansa building.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100625hed4.html


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