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PH lost ‘intellectual giant’ with Nene Pimentel’s death — Romualdez

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The country lost another intellectual giant with the passing of former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said on Sunday.

The Leyte lawmaker said the former Senate President was “a good man and a great leader.”

Pimentel died on Sunday morning at 85 years old.

“His dedicated public service and brilliant leadership are beyond question. He will be remembered for leading an honorable life,” Romualdez said.

He described Pimentel as a powerful force in reforming the local government, as the Father of the Local Government Code.

“He made an impact to the lives of many Filipinos and definitely his hard work will continue to inspire many generations,” Romualdez said.

“I join our friends with thoughts of comfort in extending our sincere sympathies to the Pimentel family during this very painful time. He will be included in our prayers,” he added.

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