Nene Pimentel will always be remembered and honored as a patriot and democrat

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Photo: George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

By Jose Maria Sison

My wife Julie and I express our condolences to the family and friends of former Sen. Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, who passed away today. We are proud to know him as co-member in SELDA and as a victim of persecution who fought the Marcos fascist dictatorship. 

He will always be remembered and honored as a patriot, a democrat and friend of the Philippine revolution. He united with the Filipino people in their fight against the US-Marcos dictatorship and for national and democratic rights. He stood against the renewal of the Military Bases Agreement.

We appreciate him for steadfastly opposing attempts to distort Philippine history and depict Marcos as a hero.

Like the rest of the Filipino people, we thank him for keeping alive the spirit of anti-imperialist and democratic struggles. His life and heroic example inspire all of us to fight the Duterte tyranny.

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