Philippines

Duterte back in PH, visits Nene Pimentel’s wake

Duterte back in PH, visits Nene Pimentel’s wake  By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA —  President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday paid his last respects to his friend and political ally, former Senate president Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., who succumbed to lymphoma on October 20. Duterte headed straight to Pimentel’s wake at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig … Continue reading

Philippines

League of Cities hails Pimentel for espousing local autonomy

League of Cities hails Pimentel for espousing local autonomy By Nanette Guadalquiver  BACOLOD CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has paid tribute to the late Senate president Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., who was known as the father of the Local Government Code. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, national president … Continue reading