Romero: ‘Nene Pimentel always stood for civil liberties, equality, justice’
1-Pacman party-list Rep. Mikee Romero on Sunday hailed former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. as a “perfectionist for freedom and democracy.”
Pimentel died on Sunday morning at 85 years old.
“That is why in his lifetime, the late former Senate President and PDP-Laban founder Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. always stood in the forefront of the battle lines for Filipinos whenever civil liberties, equality and justice are denied or threatened,” the president of the Party-list Coalition Foundation Inc. said.
“Senator Nene was among the Filipino leaders who inspired the youth in the late 60’s and down to these very days,” Romero said.
He added: “I am among those who were awed in the way he interspersed nationalism with outstanding intellect and high sense of fairness and justice in order to let us savor freedom and democracy.”
“Together with the 1-Pacman party-list, I join the millions of our people in thanking him for his significant contributions for a better Philippines,” Romero said.
“We salute Senator Aquilino ‘Nene’ Pimentel Jr. as a true Filipino hero,” he said.