Pimentel III, Aquilino Martin “Koko” De La Llana (PDP-Laban)

Pimentel III, Aquilino Martin “Koko” De La Llana (PDP-Laban)


Age: 55 (January 20, 1964)

Place of Residence: Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

Political Party: PDP Laban

Incumbent Senator: Yes

Terms as Senator: 2 (August 2011-2019)



Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana, Sister, Commission on Human Rights Commissioner



Federalism: pro

TRAIN Law: pro

Anti-political dynasty bill: pro

Divorce: against

Death penalty: pro

Bangsamoro Basic Law: pro

Anti-Discrimination Bill: pro



End contractualization

Counter inflation

Push for federalism



Primary: Ateneo de Manila University

Secondary: Ateneo de Manila University

Tertiary: Ateneo de Manila University (BS Mathematics)

Graduate Studies: University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Laws)

Honorary degrees: Doctor of Humanities (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)



President, PDP Laban

Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Member, Rotary Club of Manila Bay

Member, Couples for Christ

Member, East West Center Philippines Alumni Association

Former member, Oro Jaycees, Inc.

Former member, Manila Jaycees, Inc.

Former member, Junior Chamber of the Philippines






Senator, Senate of the Philippines, 2011-2019

Senate President, Senate of the Philippines, 2016-2018

Chairperson, Philippine Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation, 2011 - 2013, 2018 - 2019

Chairperson, Philippine Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship, 2018 - 2019

Chairperson, Philippine Senate Committee on Games and Amusement, 2011-2013



Local Government

Commissioner representing Mindanao, National Youth Commission, 1995-1998



Personally authored bills passed into law: N/A

Total bills passed into law: N/A

Important legislation:

RA 10165 Foster Care Act of 2010: aims to strengthen foster care for children nationwide

RA 11035 Balik Scientist Act: science, technology, or innovation experts of Filipino descent will be given benefits, incentives, and privileges under the Balik Scientist Program

RA 10932 Anti-Hospital Deposit Law: increases the penalties on hospitals and medical clinics who refuse to administer medical treatment in emergency cases

RA 10867 National Bureau of Investigation Reorganization and Modernization Act: aims to expand the structure, capability, and manpower of the NBI

RA 11054 Bangsamoro Organic Law: establishes a political entity that secures the identity and posterity of the Bangsamoro people and other inhabitants in the autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao

SB 1620 Abolition of the Road Board: transfers the powers and functions of the Road Board to the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of Transportation

RA 10380 Absentee Voting for Members of the Media: allows members of the media who are unable to vote on election day due to the performance of their functions in reporting and covering the elections to vote under the local absentee voting system

RA 10366 Election Voting Accessibility Law: designs systems and procedures that will enable persons with disabilities and senior citizens to exercise their right to political participation without discrimination or restrictions

RA 10367 Biometrics Law: establishes an updated list of voters through the adoption of biometric technology

RA 10645 Expanded Senior Citizens Act: provides health insurance for all senior citizens under PhilHealth

RA 10660 Streamlining the Sandiganbayan: strengthens the functional and structural organization of the Sandiganbayan

RA 10910 Amending Republic Act 3019: increases the prescriptive period for violations from fifteen to twenty years




ABS-CBN News. (2018, October 11). Seeking Senate return, Koko Pimentel files certificate of candidacy. Retrieved from https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/11/18/seeking-senate-return-koko-pimentel-files-certificate-of-candidacy

Calonzo, A. (2015, June 18). PNoy appoints former LP exec as new CHR chair. GMA News Online. Retrieved from https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/506098/pnoy-appoints-former-lp-exec-as-new-chr-chair/story/

Esguerra, C. V. (2018, December 4). Comelec asked: Can Koko Pimentel still run for senator in 2019? ABS-CBN News. Retrieved from https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/04/18/comelec-asked-can-koko-pimentel-still-run-for-senator-in-2019

Evangelista, E. (2018, October 27). Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues? Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/214974-where-senatorial-bets-stand-key-issues-philippines

Legaspi, A. (2018, March 23). Koko Pimentel confident of anti-political dynasty bill passage in the Senate. GMA News Online. Retrieved from https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/647621/koko-pimentel-confident-of-anti-political-dynasty-bill-passage-in-the-senate/story/

Macaraig, A. (2012, September 30). Aquilino Martin ‘Koko’ Pimentel III: ‘It’s complicated’. Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections-2013/13342-aquilino-martin-koko-pimentel-iii-‘it’s-complicated’

Senate of the Philippines. (n.d). Aquilino Martin “Koko” dela Llana Pimentel III. Retrieved from https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/pimentel_koko_resume.asp

Senate of the Philippines. (2019, February 17). Koko thanks DU30 for endorsement of senatorial re-election bid. Retrieved from http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2019/0217_pimentel1.asp

The Philippine Star. (2012, May 17). PUP to confer doctorate on Pimentel. Retrieved from https://www.philstar.com/campus/2012/05/17/807451/pup-confer-doctorate-pimentel

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