Raissa Laurel, the law student who lost both legs to the 2010 Bar exam blast, will now be working as a member of the staff of newly proclaimed Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.
Laurel, who is now in her third year at San Sebastian Law, said she was hired by Pimentel through his legal counsel, who was an alumni of their university. She said she will be working as part of Pimentel’s legal team in the day and taking her classes in the evening.
Pimentel was proclaimed by the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) as the real 12th winning senator during the 2007 elections Thursday last week. The next day, he took his oath in Mati, Davao Oriental.