Senate chief to marry chef

AFTER his marriage to Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1998 Jewel May Lobaton was annuled, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III will this year marry his fiancée Kathryn Yu.

Yu heads the newly formed PDP-Laban Cares, the humanitarian arm of the party headed by Pimentel.

Pimentel, however, told Senate reporters that the supposed wedding would be confirmed once they get an invitation from him.

It was Yu who confirmed to ABS-CBN about the wedding set this year. She said it would happen soon.

Asked if the wedding would happen before the filing of certificates of candidacy for senatorial aspirants in October, Yu simply nodded and smiled.

Kathryn Yu
Responding to the question if she could be called “Mrs. Pimentel” during the State of the Nation Address in July, Yu answered in Tagalog:

“Yes, sana...Basta malapit na.

Pimentel will seek a reelection in the coming midterm elections in May.

The senator was married to Lobaton for nearly 12 years. They have two sons.

Aside from her job at PDP, the 35-year old Yu is a chef by calling and is currently managing Pimentel’s law firm. 

In 2017, Yu regularly joined Pimentel in his office.

Topics: Jewel May Lobaton , Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III , Kathryn Yu
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