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His legacy lives on!

He is a legal luminary, no doubt. 
    
But more than that,  former Senate President Nene Pimentel was a renowned vanguard of the federalism movement.
    
Sadly, his  dream of seeing the country becoming a federal state has not come in his lifetime.
    
His dream of federalism has died with him. But his legacy lives on.
    
In fact, he has written a book on federalism, citing among others, the shift would result to a better life for all Filipinos enjoying peace and security, responsive labor, quality education and much improved social services.
    
Pimentel’s last act as a public servant was signing the ConCom draft Bayanihan Federalism Constitution on July 3, 2018.
Sans his fragile state of health, Nene Pimentel trailblazed the proposal nom-stop  for a federal system to develop the  countryside. 
    
Known  as the Father of the Local Government Code, Pimentel had been  pushing  for federalism as a form of government in  various  fora elsewhere and everywhere — championing the autonomy of local governments and the power of the people.
    
His effort was a big step towards attaining  decentralization and autonomy of the country.
    
His dream of federalism has died with him, yet he left a lasting legacy for  all of us to carry on — onward to federalism! (ruffy44_ph2000@yahoo.com)

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