Ikulong si Koko: Netizens urge jail time for Pimentel
The thunder is about to go down on Senator Koko Pimentel after the Makati Medical Center confirmed that he broke protocol for his pregnant wife, putting frontliners at risk. Netizens are understandably outraged at his carelessness and is now calling for his imprisonment.
Former UP Courtside reporter and daughter of abogado Agaton Uvero, Agatha Uvero leads the pack by exposing Pimentel for his real intentions. She said that the abogado is not stupid but “careless at walang pakialam sa iba.”
Please, don’t call Koko Pimentel stupid. He is not. He is an educated man, a bar top notcher, a senator who is well informed about the guidelines of quarantine and his symptoms. He willingly and knowingly put everyone at risk. He is careless at wala siyang pakialam sa iba.
— Agatha Uvero (@jeanagatha_) March 25, 2020
Viber screenshots of the MMC Doctors groupchat also added fuel to the fire. One netizen shared how people should protect MMC CEO, Dr. Bong Javier, who also called for support after the release of the statement as he expects the senator to come after him.
Protect Dr. Javier pic.twitter.com/bOh9P0N3tW
— Coños of Manila (@ManilaConyos) March 25, 2020
Jason Dreisach, the Managing Editor of SEN Journal, of the London School of Economics, also called for people to file a complaint and sue the senator. The abogado said that the powerful PDP Laban head of his stature should not use the discrimination and victim card to disguise his recklessness.
Remember this: Koko Pimentel was Senate President. He is the head of PDP-Laban, the current ruling party in the Philippines wherein Duterte is a member of. He is powerful. No matter what he does, he can’t use the victim and discrimination card for his recklessness. SUE HIM.
— Jecon Dreisbach (@jecondraysbak) March 25, 2020
One netizen also shared an alleged threat to release the CCTV footage from the hospital if Pimentel continues to belie the accusation. This was triggered after the abogado kept on doing interviews to save face.
OMG LULUSOT PA SIYAAAAA TETEKNIKALIN PA TAYO https://t.co/PyrsEpSPy0
— Tin Gamboa 🌻 (@suzy899) March 25, 2020
Justice reporter and abogado, Mike Navallo also reported that the DOJ Undersecretary Mark Perete claimed that there is no ground exists for warrantless arrest. The abogado said that they continue to cite RA 1132 as well despite Pimentel’s obvious violation.
After Makati Medical Center denounced Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III’s “irresponsible and reckless action” of bringing his wife to the hospital violating his quarantine, DOJ spox Usec Markk Perete says no ground exists for warrantless arrest for violating RA 11332.
— Mike Navallo (@mikenavallo) March 25, 2020
Shaking my head na si Sir Nene!