Saturday, March 28, 2020

Repost: Koko Pimentel Ready to Face Charges

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Beleaguered Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said Friday he would respond in due time to reports that he faces criminal and administrative charges in connection with his visit to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) while he was under investigation for COVID-19.

Pimentel, a former Senate President and a bar topnotcher, said his reply would be released after reading and comparing with what is in the law.

‘’We are in an entirely new environment where everything is in a state of flux. I believe even the so-called protocols have changed over time. Everything will be clarified in due time,’’ he said,

‘’My test was done at 11 A.M  on March 20, 2020. My result was made known to me at 9 P.M. on March 24, 2020,’’ he pointed out.

Private lawyer Rico Quicho had said he is looking into possible criminal, civil, and administrative charges to file against Pimentel for allegedly violating home quarantine protocol and unduly exposing MMC hospital staff to possible COVID-19 infection.

Pimentel is being roundly criticized for bringing his pregnant wife, Kathryna Yu-Pimentel, to MMC, but breaking his quarantine protocol.

It could not be determined whether Pimentel’s wife is COVID-19 negative or not while at the MMC.

Pimentel also emphasized that Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque had not called the MMC to provide a room for his wife.

He said that he talked to Duque in the morning of March 25 ‘’and he asked me about my situation.’’

‘’By that time I have already checked my wife Kath in the hospital since yesterday 6-7 P. M. March 24, 2020. Hence, Secretary Duque has and had nothing to do with our getting a room and any room at the hospital. The good secretary was informed of my situation apparently by my sister,’’ he added.

In a statement, Kathryna Yu-Pimentel had said her husband never entered the delivery room of MMC.

‘’He went with me to Makati Medical yesterday to be admitted not knowing he was COVID positive yet. Then RITM  (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine) called him around 9 P.M. (March 24) that he was positive. But he was just in the room. As soon as he found out he was positive he left me already and told my OB about his situation,’’ she said.

‘’For weeks now he was in self-quarantine and practicing social distance. We don’t even share a room for 10 days already….It was only yesterday that he went with me for admission because he was also excited to see me deliver “sana” (hopefully) which was scheduled today at 7 A.M.  But was cancelled. They required me to get a swab test first before I am allowed to give birth. So he never entered the Delivery room…Even me, I didn’t enter the Delivery room yet….’’ she added.

65 comments:

  1. Oh please, koko. U should still highly follow the protocol as u already has covid19's symtoms. Hndi porket wla pang result, it means n pwede mo parin gawin ang gusto mo. U just put everyone to danger because of you being entitled and selfishness. Sayang ang pagiging topnotcher kung hndi nag iisip ng ayos.


    JUST RESIGN AND GO TO JAIL ASAP. ALSO, NO VIP TREATMENT FOR U WHEN YOU ARE IN JAIL

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    1. And hambog pa din

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    2. getting tested means you are AUTOMATICALLY expected to be isolated from the rest of us to prevent further transmission of the virus. clearly koko violated this, mismong asawa pa nya nagbuking sa kanya.

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    3. In a scale of 1 to Koko Pimentel, how kapal ng mukha are you?

      #kokoresign

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    4. Kahit anong explanantion nila he still violayed his quaratine protocol. Kahit di pa nya alam na positive sya, ibig sabihin he was already carrying the virus that whole time. He already put a lot of people at risk just by being around them.

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    5. Bar exam scores are somehow subjective kasi mostly essays yata. Hello sa pangalan pa lang nya, you could say na the checker would have been biased. This is just an assumption though. But the fact of the matter is that he is not street smart at all. The news these days are all about Covid, the consequences, the guidelines etc. Maybe he doesn’t keep up with the news or he does but just doesn’t get it. Either way, this shows his incompetence.

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    6. Di sya hambog sa totoo lang.I have watched him how he handles senate hearings noon and he is very good and not mayabang.
      Nabahiran lang kasi ng pagkakamali nya ngayon,he was apologetic of what he did.
      If he went to mmc on purpose na manghawa lang kaso kasama nya Mrs nya na manganganak. Maybe the senator thought he was negative.
      Hard lesson learned for the senator.I pray to God na wala sya nahawaan sa mga nakahalubilo nya.Manganganak na Mrs nya na stressed at napalitan excitement nila ng batikos,its his mistake nman.I really hope all will be well..
      Atty kc si Sen. kaya yong important lang na mensahe minemention nya,hindi yabang yun.

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    7. 9:46 tell that to all the people involved. Isa ka pang ignorante. If u were exposed to koko, u wouldn't be defending him. U r whats wrong in this country. Pareho kayong mahina ang kokote. Stop making excuses.

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    8. @9:46
      Ang problema kasi nakadagdag pa sya ss problema.. dahil sa knya ilang medical staff ang kailangang ma quarantine for 2 weeks or more .. 2 weeks na bawas ang staff sa panahon na kelangang kelangan natin ng mga nurses at doktor..
      And for what?? Kasi gusto nya na andun sya na manganganak ang misis nya.. napaka selfish eh.. kahit saang angulo mo tingnan..selfish at feeling above everybody sya.

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    9. Everyone, let’s please do our part. Huwag magsawang i post araw araw ang koko pimentel issue sa fb, para hindi magkalimutan. Huwag natin pabayaan na mabaon sa limot. I-encourage din natin ang lawyers at MMC tungkol sa kaso. Isama narin ang association sa condo nila dahil nilagay niya sa peligro ang mga tenant sa condo. )Imagine ang elevator!) This entitled pimentel should NOT get away with this.

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    10. 9:46 I don't mean to imply but your statement sounds like from someone na pakawala. The true measure of one's character is in extremities. And he just showed his true color. No moral obligation, no empathy whatsoever. The entitlement he showed. He's selfish, plain and simple.

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    11. 6:54, the Bar Exam booklets are coded, so the examiner would not know who the examinee is. -Not a Koko supporter though

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  2. dapat talaga makasuhan yan

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    1. If you are a responsible expectant mom, there is no way you would have allowed your husband under quarantine to be near you lest infecting you and your baby.

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  3. I think he's lying. His wife is only 37 weeks if you count weeks from the ultrasound she posted weeks ago on her socmed. They probably found out that he was covid positive and panicked so they tried to pull strings to get ceasarian early putting everyone else in makati med in danger. Selfish people.

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    1. my sentiments exactly.

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    2. You hit the nail right on the head.
      It’s like they muscled their way in to get what they want at the expense of all those who were endangered by their callous disregard for other human beings, babies, adults, elderly, yan ha. Bottom of the barrel sc*m talaga.

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    3. Delikado ang pag deliver ng baby ng maaga kahit 2 week lang. Dati gusto ng ate ko ipanganak na 1 week before ng due date kasi hirap na hirap siya makatulog nagmakaawa pa nga siya na kahit CS pero ayaw talaga nila. Delikado daw sa baby, as much as possible gusto nila full term para less chances of complications.

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    4. 12:57 That's why the doctors are apprehensive to admit his wife. Still, they're on panic and naging good excuse yung time ng pagconfirm ng RITM sa kanya. He's a lawyer, he knows he can play this game.

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  4. Sinungaling... Bwisit ka

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  5. Boooo... denials

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  6. Mag resign nalang! Konting hiya naman!!

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  7. Pag nag pursue ba ang charges against him matatanggal ba sya sa senado?

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    1. Malamang hindi

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    2. Hindi,kahit mamuti mata ng bashers nito naka upo pa rin sya sa senado.

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    3. Hindi mga kapwa nya rin senador ang pwedeng magtanggal sa kanya na parang imposibleng mangyari.

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    4. Leader ng PDP-Laban na partido ng presidente tatanggalin sa senado?! NagKwarantin nga ang presidente kasi baka mastress lang sa mga interview about sa kanya. Papalamig muna.

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  8. Ang yaman at talino ng mag asawa na eto pero bat ngayon, parang mas may katalinuhanan pa ang ordinaryong pilipino? Kahit i google mo pa ang ibig sabihin ng quarantine kesehodang anong country pa yan, iisa lang ang ibig sabihin. Nag make excuse pa falaga ang mag asawa eh, nakakagalit!

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    1. Matalino sila, hindi sila tanga. Sadya lang makapal ang mukha, arogante at paimportante sila na pakiramdam nila nakakaangat sila sa batas.

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    2. They’re not dumb, they’re selfish

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  9. Ironic na ang mga taga gawa ng batas, sila pa yung sumusuway. Ano po, kayo lang importante?

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  10. Kung matagal na kayo naka quarantine o naka self-isolate, regardless kung di mo pa alam kung positive ka o hindi, ibig po sabihin nun di ka talaga pwede lumabas. Bat parang di nyo naiintindihan yung ganun rule??

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  11. Lulusot talaga .

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  12. Malakas loob nya dahil malakas din ang influence nya sa mga lawyers at politicians na katulad nya. Right kumpadres?

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  13. Wag na tayo maglokohan.walang mangyayari. Wag na mag aksaya sa pakaso kaso pa. Di porke walang bagong teleserye sa TV eh itong drama na kunwari paparusahan ka ginawa mo ang papanoodin namin.

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  14. reckless endangerment!!! selfish POS

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  15. May immunity from arrest naman to kasi Senator, if ang penalty ng kaso is 6 yrs or less di pwede arestohin while on going ang kaso, tagal kaya matapos ng mga cases haha. Pero sila sila mismo mga legislators they can vote to expell him. Parang ganon, di lang ako sure.

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  16. Kapal talaga ng pagmumukha ng ibang politico sa Pinas! Shameless!!!!!

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  17. I do hope you child will be well. That she is not infected by the virus. I sincerely do. Your child deserve compassion. She is inocent. I can't say the same for you. Mr. Unhonorble Senator, I do not wish you be terribly ill but i do not wish you well either. My only wish for you is to pay the consequences of your actions.

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  18. Koko, huli ka na sa balita. Hindi ka daw kakasuhan sa mga violations mo.

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  19. Ok lang sana Mrs Pimentel pero ang asawa nio dinagdagan nung mabati bakit siya nagpa test parang lang si Tulfo. Biglang nagkaroon ng symptoms para lang maipaglaban bakit sila nagpa test. Because of that, you know you are having symptoms and a PUI an yet you still went to parties, etc. beso pa more!

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  20. PUI ka maski nga Di PUI naka quarantine

    Koko b-b-

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  21. Don't worry mister senator dahil kaalyado mo ang pangulo kaya malamang wala kang haharaping charges. Pati komite de absuwelto ni Gordon ngayon pa lang nililinis na pangalan mo.

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  22. Sana umamin na lang agad na mali sya at nag apologize. Habang ni justify kasi nya yung actions nya lalo lang syang nalulubog. Parang hindi ito abogado. Ano ba feeling ni koko, yung tipong innocent until proven guilty? So habang walang positive result Yung corona test nya e ang presumption negative sya? Hay naku koko! Hindi ito criminal case. Kinapos lang sa common sense? Kaloka ka!

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  23. Sana bigyan ka ng leksyon ng virus na lahat ng yaman at kapangyarihan mo ay temporary lang. Sa harap ng kamatayan pantay tayong lahat. Selfish person like u Coco should not hold any position.

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  24. tagal naman ng hatol

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  25. Paulit ulit yung explanation nya about sa date ng results and how he didn't know he had COVID until he was at the hospital na. The point is, he was waiting for the results, experiencing symptoms and was labeled as PUI-- he should have stayed at home results or no results. Period. Bow. End of discussion.

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  26. You are so selfish, to think you are PH elected senator. The guts to justify your careless act by saying na excited ka since your wife is about to give birth? Maraming namatayan due to COVID they can’t even see their loved ones, mas masakit yun, did any of them even insisted?! THINK ABOUT THAT! sana ginamit mo KOKOTE mo just like your campaign slogan, or at least PRACTICE what you preach. RESIGN ka na!!! PLEASE LANG!!!

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  27. Kailangan magkaroon ng referendum ang tao. Pagbotohan na patalsikin sa pwesto itong lawyer lawbreaker na unapologetic at hambog

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  28. hindi man ako sumunod sa quarantine, naghuhugas naman ako lagi ng kamay

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  29. Shameless and disgusting.

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  30. Ang tigas ng mukha...

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    1. Mahirap yung nasanay na sa gawaing baluktot.

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  31. He should be prepared. E may ginawa sya e! Hambog na to!

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  32. PUI ka sir, simple instruction lang po na stay home lahat. emergency ang sa asawa mo, we get it, pero sana ibang tao pinatawag mo para ihatid sya sa hospital. or pdeng ambulance, tas naka convoy ang car mo. nilagay nyo sa alanganin mga nurses at doktor natin. nag apology ka and you accept your mistakes, pero sa time na to, hindi pde magkamistakes, dahil ang daming buhay ang at stakes. dapat may sanction yan mistakes na yan.

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  33. MMC is an esteemed institution. They don't issue statements just like that. I believe they did they're own investigation on the half day Koko Pimentel spent there. Make no mistake about it, this guy used her position to advance personal interests. It may not be the time to focus on it because there are more urgent things at hand but don't forget and don't allow that this jerk will not be held accountable for having endangered lives.

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  34. It will likely take 20 years for us to replace the country's medical luminaries, healthcare folks and other frontliners we've already lost to COVID-19. Isang senator ka lang. Kahit nga taga timpla ng kape ng tatay niya pwede maging senador eh.

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  35. kung nasa ibang bansa pa ito nangyari like Japan matagal na nag resign itong taong to. pero makapal talaga mukha ng mga politician dito eh.

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  36. Kung ngun palang na crisis na kulang sa nurses and doctors tsaka ka pa magsinungaling edi kumusta pag sobrang wala na ng nurses or doctors. Sino kaya magpapaanak sa asawa mo kung positive sya dahil sayo.

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  37. Logic lng koko. The fact kc na nag pa test kna ang awaiting for the result dapat d kna lumabas. Nag mindset kna kc na negative result. Ayan tuloy positve. Karma

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  38. Ipanalangin na lang nya na di niya nahawahan kahit isa man lang sa mga nakasalamuha nya, kungdi lagot lalo siya... kung ako yan, siguro kinain na ko ng kunsensya ko, pero siya ipinagtatanggol pa talaga nya yung actions nya. Tsk!

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