Groups mourn passing of former senator Pimentel

News Philippines Oct 25, 2019 at 2:18 pm

pimentelMANILA — Various groups have expressed their sympathies over the passing of former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., who died on Oct. 20, 2019.

Pimental was 85 years old.

His passing was confirmed by his son Sen. Koko Pimentel in a Facebook post, thanking all those who have been a part of his life.”

Pimentel was known for fighting the Marcos dictatorship and one of the senators who voted for the ousting of US bases in the country. Senator for 17 years, the late Pimentel co-founded Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN).

“He stood for human rights, good governance, and national sovereignty,” said Progressive group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in a statement, adding that they “always knew his heart was with those marching in the streets.”

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