Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel exchanged “I Dos” with his partner, chef Kathryna Yu on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Their civil wedding was held at the prestigious Coconut Palace and was well attended by prominent personalities.
Some of their principal sponsors included President Rodrigo Duterte, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go, Senate Pres. Tito Sotto and his wife, actress Helen Gamboa, Sen. Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee, Davao Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez and Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez.
The ceremony was scheduled at 3pm but it started three hours after because they had to wait for President Duterte who had a previous engagement.
Pimentel and his wife met at the former’s victory party five years ago. Their friendship blossomed since then.
This is Pimentel’s second marriage. He was married first to Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1998 Jewel may Lobaton for 12 years before going their separate ways in 2012. The un-couple had two children.
Pimentel is also running for re-election in next year’s midterm elections.