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Pimentel Jr. wants Angara’s inhibition on Koko’s poll protest 12/03/2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pimentel Jr. wants Angara’s inhibition on Koko’s poll protest

12/03/2010
Former Sen. Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. has urged Sen. Edgardo Angara to inhibit himself from participation in the deliberations of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) on the electoral protest filed by his son Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III against Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri.

The elder Pimentel, in his capacity as lead counsel for Koko, filed a Supplemental Motion to Disqualify Angara before the SET.

Koko Pimentel had earlier filed a Manifestation with Motion for the Disqualification of Senators Angara, Legarda, and Lapid from further sitting as members of the SET on June 24, 2010.

However, after the SET was reorganized in July 2010, Senators Angara, Legarda, and Lapid returned to the SET and continued to participate in the decision-making processes of this Tribunal.

“It is with some pain in the heart—considering that he had been a colleague of the undersigned counsel in the Senate for some time— that Senator Angara should be reminded of the officially-tallied results for the Province of Maguindanao in the 2007 national and local elections,” Pimentel said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20101203nat6.html

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