Sen. Nene Pimentel was a patriot, democrat and friend of the Philippine revolution

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and all revolutionary forces extends its sympathies to the family and friends of former Sen. Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, who passed away today.

Pimentel was a patriot, a democrat and friend of the Philippine revolution. He locked arms with the Filipino people in their fight against the US-Marcos dictatorship. He was detained several times and accused of helping the underground movement.

In 1987, Pimentel, as senator, voted against the renewal of the lopsided 1947 Military Bases Agreement.

He has steadfastly opposed efforts to distort Philippine history and depict Marcos as a hero. The Filipino people and youth thank him for keeping alive memories of past struggles. His lifestory inspires the people in their present resistance to tyranny.