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    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Senate President Koko Pimentel: Uncooperativeness of LP triggered Senate shakeup

    Senate President Koko Pimentel on Tuesday clarified the issue on the ouster of some Liberal Party senators on their respective leadership post and committee chairmanships.

    Following Senator Manny Pacquiao's motions, Senator Franklin Drilon has been removed as Senate President Pro Tempore while Senators Pangilinan, Aquino and Hontiveros were removed as chairpersons of the Senate committees on agriculture, educate and health.
    Photo by Inquirer News

    Per Pimentel the 'uncooperativeness' of the Liberal Party senators triggered the reshuffling.

    Franklin Drilon that was replaced by Ralph Recto as Senate President Pro Tempore however remains to be chairman of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments. Likewise, Bam Aquino remains as committee on science and technology and Risa Hontiveros on committee on women.

    Watch the full video as Koko Pimentel talks about the Senate shakeup:

    Video credits: CNN Philippines

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