Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III commonly known as Koko Pimentel, is the son of the former senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. and Lourdes dela Llana-Pimentel. He was proclaimed on August 11, 2011 as the 12th winning senator in the 2007 election. Aquilino Pimentel III was sworn in at Mati, Davao Oriental on August 12, 2011 and assumed office on August 15, 2011.
It was a difficult route for him going there since he lost four years of his term after being edged out by Juan Miguel “Migs” Zubiri in the 2007 mid-term elections.
Zubiri, who ran under the administration ticket, won the post by a slim margin of around 21,000 votes over Pimentel, who ran under the position.
Zubiri, who denied he was involved in the cheating, eventually relinquished his post.
Aquilino Pimentel is the president of PDP-Laban political party after leaving the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
Profile of Aquilino Pimentel III
Public servant, lawyer, teacher, father, and above all a Filipino. (The official Facebook page of Senator Koko Pimentel – Managed by the new media group under the office of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III)
Senator Koko Pimentel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Ateneo de Manila University and a Bachelor of Laws from University of the Philippines. He took 1st Place in the 1990 Philippine Bar Examinations.
Pimentel began working as a lawyer in 1990, and was commissioner (representing Mindanao) on the National Youth Commission from 1995-98. Since 2006 he has been a professorial lecturer from MBA-JD Consortium, De La Salle Professional Schools & Far Eastern University Institute of Law.
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III ran for Senator in the 2007 elections but was only allowed to serve his 6 year term last August 19, 2011 since he was only declared as the true winner by the SET (Senate Electoral Tribunal) recently. This will not deter Senator Koko to serve the public in the best and hardest way he can.
He is called by many as “Ang kalaban ng pandaraya.”
University of the Philippines Diliman ’90
Bachelor of Laws
Ateneo de Manila University ’85
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Ateneo de Manila High School ’81
Sources: wikipedia.org, Koko Pimentel’s Facebook Page, ABS-CBN