Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Koko Pimentel

Basic Profile:

  • Full Name: Aquilino Martin De La Llana Pimentel III
  • Nickname: Koko
  • Birthdate: 1964-Jan-20
  • Profession: senator/lawyer
  • Place of Birth: Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental
  • Place of Voter Registration: Brgy. 3, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental
  • Current Residence: Brgy. 3, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental
  • Marital Status: Married (but de facto separated)
  • Nationality: Filipino

Current Position in Government:
He was sworn in as senator in 2011 after the resignation of Juan Miguel Zubiri, who allegedly benefited from election fraud.
He lost his bid for mayor in Cagayan de Oro City in 2001.

Position previously held in Government: Commissioner representing Mindanao, National Youth Commission (1995-1998)

Relatives in Government or Politics: None currently in office

His father is former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel.


  • Ateneo de Manila Grade School- Elementary and kindergarten (1977)
  • Ateneo de Manila High School- High school (1981)
  • Ateneo de Manila University- Bachelor of Science Major in Mathematics (1985)
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman- Bachelor of Laws (1990)


  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines(1991 – 2013), Member
  • How to Prepare for the Bar Examinations(1991 – 2013), Lecturer
  • Manila Jaycees(1992 – 2000), Member
  • Junior Chamber of the Philippines(1992 – 2004)
  • Member Rotary Club of Manila Bay(1995 – 2013)
  • Charter Officer/Board of Director
  • National Youth Commission(1995 – 1998), Commissioner representing Mindanao
  • PDP Laban(1998 – 2006), General legal counsel
  • UCPB Foundation, Inc.(1998 – 2000), Trustee
  • Preparatory Commission on Constitutional Reform(1999 – 1999), Commissioner
  • Oro Jaycees Inc.(2000 – 2004), Member
  • East West Center Philippines Alumni Assoc.(2002), Distinguished Alumnus
  • Rotary Club of Manila Bay(2005 – 2006), President
  • Catholic Media Network(2006 – 2013), Legal resource person
  • PDP Laban(2006 – 2010), Secretary general
  • Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. Institute For Leadership And Governance(2010 – 2013), Fellow
  • National Commuters Council of the Philippines(2010 – 2013), General legal counsel
  • PDP Laban(2010 – 2013), President

Bills Passed:

  • Foster Care Act of 2010 (co-author)

Platforms and Advocacies:

Koko Pimentel has proven his determination to initiate reform in Philippine elections, his anti-cheating advocacy, – by authoring six landmark laws, and three more bills just awaiting the President’s signature.

He is also determined to pursue legislation under the Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership.

Stands on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: AGAINST
  • Sin Tax Law: FOR
  • Cyber Crime Law: FOR
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: FOR
  • Divorce: NO STAND
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: AGAINST
  • Total Gun Ban: FOR
  • Pork Barrel System: FOR

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