Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
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Biography | Agenda
Wife: Lourdes de la Llana, M.A.
Guidance & Counselling; A.B.-BSE, Xavier University, of Candelaria,
Parents (both deceased): Aquilino E. Pimentel,
lawyer, of Cagayan de Oro City and Petra Quilinging,
public school teacher, of Batac, Ilocos Norte
Parents-in-law (both deceased): Justo de la
Llana, doctor of medicine, of Candelaria, Zambales and
Remedios del Carmen of Iba, Zambales.
- Gwendolyn Petrecia, M.A. in Public
Administration, UP National College of Public Administration and
Governance; Ll.B., UP College of Law; A.B. International Studies,
Maryknoll College; married to Luis L. Gana, Ll.B., UP College of
Law; A.B. UP School of Economics.
- Ma. Petrina, M.A. in MassCom, California State
University, Northridge, California, USA; A.B., Economics, Ateneo de
Manila; married to Baljit Brar, businessman based in California,
- Aquilino Martin, Ll.B., UP College of Law;
topped the 1990 Bar Examinations; B.S. Math, Ateneo de Manila
University; married to Jewel May Lobaton, B.S. Biology, University
of Saint La Salle; 1998 Binibining Pilipinas Universe;
- Aquilino Justinian, M.D., F.P.O.A., orthopaedic
surgeon, with graduate work at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio,
USA; topped the 1998 Orthopaedic Fellowship Examinations; doctor of
medicine, University of the East; married to Maria Lina Fernandez,
M.D., F.P.D.S., dermatopathologist, with graduate work at the Thomas
Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; doctor of
medicine, University of Santo Tomas;
- Teresa Lourdes, Ll.B., and B.S. Psychology,
Xavier University; and
- Lorraine Marie, M.A. Internet Technology,
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA; M.A. Comparative
Politics, Claremont Graduate University, California, USA; A.B.,
Interdisciplinary Studies, Ateneo de Manila University; married to
Alain Borghijs, Ph.D. in Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
- Dominique Pimentel Gana, 17 years old;
- Petrina Pimentel Gana, 14 years old;
- Aquilino Crescencio Fernandez Pimentel, 13
- Aquilou Marie Fernandez Pimentel, 6 years old;
- Aquilino Martin Emmanuel Pimentel, 3 years old;
- Katrina Preet Gwyn Pimentel Brar, 2 years old
SENATOR of the Republic, 2004-2010
Senate Minority Leader, July 26, 2004 - present
Cited annually by mass media, civic and religious organizations as
Some significant legislative outputs that he authored and
- Republic Act No. 7160, The Local Government Code of 1991. The
Code liberates provinces, cities, municipalities and barangay from
over-dependence upon the central government by increasing their
powers and share in the taxes and wealth of the nation.
- Republic Act No. 6938, The Cooperative Code. The Code provides
government support for the establishment of all kinds of
cooperatives to help combat poverty.
- Republic Act No. 6678, The Generic Drugs Act. The law encourages
the use of generic drugs (medicine) as a way of reducing the costs
- Republic Act No. 6847, The Philippine Sports Commission Act. The
law rationalizes sports activities in the country to help discover
and develop international-caliber athletes.
- Republic Act No. 6734, An Act Creating the Autonomous Region in
Muslim Mindanao. The law seeks to dissipate the causes of unrest and
secession in the Muslim provinces of Mindanao.
- Republic Act No. 6975, An Act Establishing the Philippine
National Police under a reorganized Department of the Interior and
Local Government. The law detaches the police from the military and
places it completely under civilian supervision and control.
- The People's Small-Scale Mining Act. The law allows small-scale
miners to lawfully engage in mining activities.
- Elected Delegate, Constitutional Convention, 1971;
- Elected Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, 1980-84;
- Elected Member of Parliament (Batasan Pambansa), 1984-86;
- Appointed Minister of Local Government by President Corazon C.
- Appointed Presidential Adviser and Chief Negotiator with the
Muslim rebels by President Aquino, 1987;
- Elected Senator of the Republic, 1987-1992;
- Cheated of victory by means of dagdag/bawas in the 1995
senatorial elections; whereupon he sued the cheaters before the
criminal courts where the cases are still being tried. He, has,
however, established by incontrovertible evidence in the Senate
Electoral Tribunal the existence of massive dagdag/bawas fraudulent
count in the said senatorial elections.
- Elected Senator of the Republic, 1998-2004. As a senator, he
continues the crusade to curb graft and corruption in government;
the fight for electoral reforms and the prosecution of the criminal
cases against the cheats in the 1995 & 1998 elections.
- Elected as the 19th Senate President of the Republic, November
- Elected as the Senate Minority Leader in the opening of the 12th
Congress, July 23, 2001.
- Elected Senator of the Republic, 2004-2010.
- Elected as the Senate Minority Leader, July 26, 2004 - present.
Ousters from public office
- 1982 - Ousted by the Marcos government as Mayor of Cagayan de
Oro City; reinstated by people-power demonstrations, the first ever
in the country; and
- 1984 - Ousted by the Marcos government as Assemblyman;
reinstated by the Supreme Court.
Martial law arrests and detentions
- 1973 - Camp Crame, Quezon City, for opposing the Marcos
- 1978 - Camp Bicutan, Metro Manila, for leading a demonstration
against the farcical Interim Batasan Pambansa elections in 1978;
- 1983 - Camp Sergio Osmeña and Camp Sotero Cabahug in Cebu City
and house arrest in Cagayan de Oro City on charges of rebellion; and
- Arrested in Cagayan de Oro City for allegedly engaging in
ambuscades in Cebu. People contributed centavos and pesos in small
denominations to bail him out.
- A.B.-Law, Xavier University 
- Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa), Xavier University [March
- Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), University of Baguio [March 13,
- Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa), Notre Dame University
[March 17, 2001]
- Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa), Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic
State College [April 12, 2004]
- Doctor in Public Administration (Honoris Causa), Polytechnic
University of the Philippines, Mabini Campus, Santa Mesa, Manila
[May 6, 2005]
Private work experience
- 1960-80 - Practicing Lawyer;
- 1962-67 - Dean, College of Law, Xavier University;
- 1975-79 - Professor, College of Law, San Beda College;
- 1977-79 - Professor, College of Law, Far Eastern University;
Counsel, Justice and Peace Committee, Catholic Bishops Conference of
- The Local Government Code: The Key to National Development (Cacho
Hermanos, Manila, 1993);
- The Barangay and the Local Government Code (Rex Bookstore,
- Cooperative Code of the Philippines: Theory, Law and Practice
(White Orchids Printing & Publishing Co., Quezon City) with
co-author, Atty. Mordino R. Cua (1994);
- Handbook on Cooperatives (White Orchids Printing & Publishing
Co., Quezon City, 1996);
- Martial Law in the Philippines: My Story (Cacho Hermanos,
- The Making of the Human Security Act of 2007 [The Philippine
Anti-Terrorism Law] Perception and Reality (The Philippine Normal
University Press, 2007); and
- The Local Government Code Revisited (In the PNU Press, 2007).
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