Aug 12, 2011
Koko Pimental Declared As Rightful Senate Winner
Written under: Philippines, Politics
The Philippine Senate Electoral Tribunal has declared yesterday that Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is the rightful winner of the 12th senate position during the last 2007 elections.
The decision came after a recount of votes was done. Prior to this, Juan Miguel Zuburi resigned from the Senate after Koko Pimentel’s allies accused him of padding the during the senatorial polls, which made Zubiri win instead of him.
Mr. Pimentel from the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan got a total of 10,898,347 votes against Mr. Zubiri’s 10,640,620 votes during the recount.
Koko Pimentel will be taking his oath in Mati, Davao Oriental and will serve as senator starting Monday.