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Justice and victory for Koko Pimentel and Filipino voters at last

Justice and victory for Koko Pimentel and Filipino voters at last

By Sun, Aug 14, 2011 5:20AM UTC Comments Off Justice and victory for Koko Pimentel and Filipino voters at last

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s sins continue to haunt the Philippines. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III was finally proclaimed and sworn in as senator of the Republic of the Philippines this week, after more than four years since the 2007 elections. It turns out that Pimentel won over Juan Miguel Zubiri by over a quarter of a million...

Philippines senator resigns amid cheating allegations

By Wed, Aug 03, 2011 2:05PM UTC Comments Off During "better times": President Arroyo, ARMM regional governor Zaldy Ampatuan, Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan, and Zubiri. Photo from wn.com.

Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri today announced his resignation as senator, amid allegations that he cheated or benefited from electoral fraud in the 2007 elections. In doing so, he became the first sitting senator to resign from office due to electoral controversy. In his speech, Zubiri passionately declared that he did not cheat nor asked...

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