Philippine Daily Inquirer



NENE Pimentel was a happy warrior. He lived long enough to nurture our civil liberties that he fought for, and was jailed for. He witnessed a new generation arising on the wings of a struggle inspired by his own dream and sacrifices.

Mayor and Senate President Nene Pimentel will remain in our history as an indomitabl­e comrade in the struggle against the dictatorsh­ip, and a champion of good local governance.

While his family and our nation grieve over his passing, let us celebrate Nene’s death—a Filipino phoenix arisen from his grave.

HEHERSON T. ALVAREZ, former senator

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