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Nene Pimentel was a ‘hero of Mindanao’ — Iligan rep Siao

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No other native of Mindanao, particularly Northern Mindanao, was as “fierce and compassionate” as former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., according to Iligan City Rep. Frederick Siao.

“Throughout his political career, he brought Mindanao issues to the front and center of the national consciousness,” the Mindanao lawmaker said of Pimentel in a tribute.

Pimentel died on Sunday morning at 85 years old.

“He is loved and respected all over Mindanao as a man of principle and love for the poor and marginalized,” said Siao, chairman of the House committee on civil service and professional regulation.

“Pimentel is for all intents and purposes, a Hero of Mindanao,” he said.

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