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Former Senate President Nene Pimentel, shrugs off JPE’s statement on Martial Law

(Center) Ex-Sen. Aquilino ‘Nene’ Pimentel Jr. (FILE PHOTO)

Former Senate President Aquilino ‘Nene’ Pimentel just shrugged off what seemed to be a distorted view of former Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile on the events that transpired during the Martial Law era.

Enrile, during his one-on-one dialogue with former Sen. Bongbong Marcos, said that there were no “political detainees” during the time of Martial Law of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

At a press conference on Charter Change Consultative Committee, Pimentel said that it seemed that JPE, who’s also getting older, seemed to have forgotten about him.

Pimentel was an elected delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1971.  However, the political scenario changed when the late President Marcos declared Martial Law on Sept. 21, 1972.

Pimentel was imprisoned for three months in Camp Crame.  He was released in time for the signing of the new Constitution, which he refused to sign.  He was very vocal in opposing certain provisions from the Constitution they were trying to produce in fear that it would be pro-Marcos.

Meanwhile, aside from Pimentel, the family of the late Sen. Jose Diokno also issued their statement on JPE’s interview with Bongbong.

 

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