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Koko Pimentel: No retreat, no surrender 01/07/2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Koko Pimentel: No retreat, no surrender

01/07/2011
Saying that he has been “cheated twice,” lawyer Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, who was edged out of the 12th place in the 2007 senatorial race by Juan Miguel Zubiri, has vowed “no retreat, nor surrender” in his electoral protest.

Represented by his father, former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., Koko Pimentel urged in a petition for certiorari and prohibition filed before the Supreme Court on Jan. 3, 2011, the annulment of two resolutions of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) which he claimed violate his rights to due process of law and to the speedy disposition of cases, and that the SET decide on his election protest without any further delay.

Senate Resolution 07-105 dated June 4, 2010 ordered that further proceedings be conducted on the remaining precincts counter-protested by Zubiri, while SET Resolution 07-113 dated Nov. 4, 2010 denied Pimentel’s Motion for Reconsideration of SET Resolution 07-105..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110107nat8.html

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