(Eagle News) — Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., was laid to rest on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Heritage Park in Taguig City.
The interment was streamed online live via the Facebook page of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, the eldest son of the late Senate President.
The late senator was given final honors before he was laid to rest at the Heritage Park.
Considered as the “father of the Local Government Code,” the late senator Pimentel served as senate president from 2000 to 2001.
He co-founded the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) which is President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party.
His friends and family members said his favorite sond, “You are my Sunshine,” along with the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus, before he was laid to rest.
He is remembered for being a staunch advocate of federalism, and was a member of the Consultative Committee that reviewed the 1987 Constitution last year when he pushed for a plebiscite to decide on a federal constitution.
Senator “Koko” Pimentel also expressed his gratitude, on behalf of his family, to those who paid his last respects to his father.
President Rodrigo Duterte paid his last respects to the late senator Pimentel after cutting short his trip to Japan due to his “unbearable” back pain. He visited the wake at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City on October 22, 2019.
Pimentel passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20. He was 85.