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Koko: Senate may unofficially restart peace talks with Reds

The Executive branch has officially closed its doors to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines but the Senate may open “unofficial” doors to continue the long-winded peace talks with communist rebels.

Pimentel elected Senate President

Pimentel, president of President Duterte’s PDP-Laban and the lone member of the party in the Senate, replaced Senate President Franklin M. Drilon, a ranking official of the pro-Aquino Liberal Party.

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President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s neutral stance on the Senate leadership issue would likely propel undecided senators to finally support Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III as the next Senate President.

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