Koko waives assistance cap for senators helping Marawi victims

        Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has issued a "special" order allowing senators to give assistance to displaced Marawi residents more than the 5-percent limit set by the Senate rules.   Pimentel pointed out that under Section III, Item 17.1 of Memorandum Circular 2016-002, the Senate President "may grant exemption to the limitation of 5% for Welfare Assistance expenses from the budget of each senator's office."   "The war against terrorism is not just won with bullets and bombs. It is won by the unity of the people, and through this measure, I hope to show our displaced brothers and sisters that they are not f...Keep on reading: Koko waives assistance cap for senators helping Marawi victims

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