FORMER Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr. passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. He was 85.
In his social media accounts, Senator Koko Pimentel, the eldest son of Pimentel, confirmed his passing and called for prayers for the late Senate president.
"Our beloved Tatay Nene has joined his Creator at 5 am today Oct 20, 2019," Koko wrote. "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.”
Inspirasyon ang katapangan ni Ka Nene sa maraming mga Pilipino at mga naging lingkod-bayan katulad ko.— Bam Aquino (@bamaquino) October 20, 2019
Maraming salamat sa mga aral at inspirasyon, Sen. Nene Pimentel. Your courage and genuine love for our country will always be remembered. pic.twitter.com/TqjrmeynWT
“I’ve been there before in the Sen, like you. And it’s so difficult to be a minority, but regardless... keep fighting,” Sen Nene Pimentel told me early last year.— risa hontiveros (@risahontiveros) October 20, 2019
This is how I will always remember the Father of the Loc Govt Code: A FIGHTER.
Salamat, Ka Nene; mahal Kita. pic.twitter.com/vgSVdHKhtg