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21October

MILF expresses sympathy to the bereaved family of former Senate Pres. Nene Pimentel

Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao— The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) mourned the death of former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr., who passed away Sunday morning, six days after he was confined in an intensive care unit of a hospital in Manila, a Mindanao Inquirer report said.

Pimentel’s son, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, confirmed his father’s death in a Twitter post.

“Our beloved Tatay Nene has joined his Creator at 5 a.m. today, Oct. 20, 2019. We thank all those who have been a part of his life. We ask for prayers for the repose of Tatay Nene’s soul. Thank you to all,” the younger Pimentel said.

 “The Bangsamoro people joined the nation in mourning the death of the former Senate president and staunch critic of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, “MILF Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said.

 “Sen. Nene will forever be remembered by the Bangsamoro people for his significant contributions to finding genuine solution to the Bangsamoro problem,” Ebrahim told the Inquirer in a text message.

 “Pimentel is one of those who worked very hard to attain peace in Mindanao until the recent conclusion of the peace process,” he said.

The GPH and the MILF signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) in 2014 during the term of former President Benigno Aquino III, Cory’s son.

Al Haj Murad also expressed the sympathies of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority to the Pimentel family.