SENATOR Koko Pimentel yesterday confirmed that his father, former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr., has passed away at the age of 85.
Senator Koko thanked all those who became a part of his father’s life.
“Our beloved Tatay Nene has joined his Creator at 5 am 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 senator said in a message to Senate Media.
At the same time, Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Gwendolyn “Gwen” Pimentel-Gana, said her father died after battling lymphoma and pneumonia.
“Medyo mabilis ang pangyayari, dahil nakakapagsalita pa siya at nakakausap pa namin siya (noon). Sinasabi namin na mahal namin siya,” Gana said.
“Si Tatay kasi ay may cancer pero nagkaroon siya ng pneumonia kaya siya isinugod sa ospital dahil hindi siya makahinga. Kaya doon siya ginamot. Ang causes ay mga organ failure so ganu’n na nga ang nangyari,” Gana added.
Pimentel is survived by his wife, Lourdes, and their six children, Senator Koko Pimentel, Gwendolyn, Ma. Petrina, Aquilino, Teresa and Lorraine.
Koko said his father’s wake will be held at The Heritage Park in Taguig City starting Sunday night.