Aquilino Pimentel Jr, Nene Pimentel

Aquilino Pimentel Jr, Nene Pimentel

Former Senate president Nene Pimentel dies at 85

(3rd UPDATE) Malacanang hails Pimentel as a “giant among his peers”

21.10.2019

Former Senate president and PDP-Laban founder Nene Pimentel passed away Sunday, October 20. The late senator was 85 years old Full story:

(3rd UPDATE) Malacanang hails Pimentel as a “giant among his peers”

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Former Senate president and PDP-Laban founder

"Our beloved Tatay Nene has joined his Creator at 5 am today Oct 20, 2019. We thank all those who have been a part of his life. We ask for prayers for the repose of Tatay Nene’s soul. Thank you to all," Pimentel said in a statement.

Days prior, he was confined to a hospital because he was"very ill."

Nene Pimentel will be remembered for his vigor in the political arena.

The Palace expressed gratitude for Pimentel's contribution to the Duterte administration's federalism campaign, where the late senator sat as a member of the

Vice President Leni Robredo, in her statement, described Pimentel to be an exemplary"statesman" for holding his principles firmly even in the face of"cruel" times, just as in the Martial Law era.

“It is no coincidence that Senator Pimentel began his career in government and his service to the nation as one of the young delegates to the 1971 Constitutional Convention – and capped it with a memorable stint as a member and vice chairman of the Consultative Committee that drafted the Bayanihan Federalism Constitution,” the ConCom said.

Pimentel's passing triggered an outpouring of sympathy from lawmakers. They expressed admiration for Pimentel, most of whom described the former Senate president as an"intellectual giant" that they looked up to because of his integrity and commitment to public service.

"Ka Nene fought for our country with honor and pride. His name will forever be remembered in the halls of Congress and by our grateful nation," Drilon added.

(In the name of my family in protest, I thank him for the life he shared for human rights, freedom, and democracy during the time of the dictatorship)," Senator Francisco Pangilinan said in a statement.

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Former Senate President Nene Pimentel passes awayMANILA, Philippines — Former State President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. passed away at 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 20. “Our beloved Tatay Nene has joined his Creator at 5 a.m. today, Oct. 20, 2019. We thank all those who have been a part of his life. We ask for praters for the repose of […]

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