Gordon defends Pimentel: ‘Wag naman natin pagpiyestahan’

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MANILA, Philippines — Senator Richard Gordon on Friday came to the defense of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III who recently came under fire for breaching quarantine protocols.

On Tuesday, Pimentel accompanied his wife at the Makati Medical Center (MMC)for her scheduled cesarean section delivery even though he was supposed to be under self-quarantine for having coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms as early as March 14.

While at the hospital, he received a call from the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) confirming he is positive for the disease. He then left immediately.

“Kilala ko si Koko. Matinong tao, hindi salbahe yan, ‘di nagaabuso. E ‘wag naman natin pagpiyesta…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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