Former Senate President Aquilino ‘Nene’ Q. Pimentel Jr. has joined his Creator early Sunday, October 20, 2019. Info was disclosed by Senator Koko Pimentel in his official Facebook page. Senator Nene was 85 years old.
Considered the Father of the Local Government Code, Pimentel was Mayor of Cagayan de Oro from 1980 to 1984. He was an Assemblyman representing the city from 1984 to 1986. He was Secretary of the Interior and Local Government from 1986-1987. He served as Senator from 1987 to 1992 and from 1998 to 2010. In November 2000, he became the country’s 23rd Senate President.
Pimentel was the founder of PDP-Laban political party where his son Sen. Koko Pimentel is President while President Rodrigo Duterte is Chairman.
Rest in Peace!