Danilo Lim

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Brig. General Danilo 'Danny' Lim
Brig. Gen. Danilo 'Danny' Lim

Commanding Officer, First Scout Ranger Regiment
Political Party: Guest candidate Liberal (1998 to date)
Born: 2 June 1955
Manila, Philippines
Website: http://dannylim.com.ph/

Danilo Delapuz Lim or Danny Lim is a former military officer and senatorial candidate who together with Senator Antonio Trillanes and former Vice President Teofisto Guingona led a march for withdrawal of support call against President Arroyo. On September 20, 2009, Lim announced his intention to join the 2010 senatorial race after registering as a voter with the local office of the Commission on Elections in his home province of Nueva Ecija. He is currently the national president of the Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa.

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Life and Education

Brig. General Danny Lim was born and raised in Solano, Nueva, Vizcaya. Lim studied at the St. Louis School in his hometown of Solano in Nueva Vizcaya and graduated valeditorian of his class. He stayed to finish high school and graduated class salutatorian. He passed the entrance examinations to the University of the Philippines (UP) with a course in Chemical Engineering. After a year in UP, he took the examinations to the Philippine Military Academy and topped the exams. He studied BS General for a year and then went off to pursue his studies abroad. In 1978, Lim graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point and has since been regarded a distinguished alumnus. He earned a General degree with Math Concentration. When he returned to the Philippines, he took the Scout Rangers Course and graduated top of his class. He pursued post-graduate studies from the Command & General Staff College and became a class topnotcher. He took the Advanced Infantry Course at Infantry School in Fort Benning in Georgia and was awarded the Distinguished Allied Student Award. He took the Command and General Staff Course and ran off with seven out of eight awards in school.

Background

After a course on Scout Rangers, he was assigned to Jolo and commanded the Recon Unit of the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division in Sulu.

Popular in the trenches of the South, he was assigned to the Philippine Military Academy and taught Mathematics and various Military Science and Tactics subjects.

After studying in Georgia, he returned to the Philippines and joined the First Scout Ranger Regiment as Chief of Operations. In his life in the service, Lim became a Platoon Leader, Executive Office, Company Commander in the field. He has been actively involved in counter-insurgency and anti-seccionist operations. He also became Tactical Officer or Aide-de-Camp & Admin Officer of the PMA Superintendent. Soon enough, he became a staff member of the Secretary Academy of the General Staff and several other positions in the PMA. He also became Branch Chief, Combat Research and Special Studies of the G3 in the Philippine Army. After the EDSA revolution, Lim became Military Assistant to the Secretary of National Defense. He became school commandant of the Philippine College of Crimology (PCCR) and the Philippine Reserve Training Corps (ROTC). He was commanding Officer of the 1303rd Community Defense Command of the National Capital Region Regional Community Defense Group (NCRRCDG), the Reserve Command, and the Philippine Army. In 1989, He led the Makati siege that lasted for 7 days. He was detained for 2 years for the failed coup. In 1995, He was among those given amnesty by President Fidel Ramos after a comprehensive peace agreement was signed between the government and the military rebels. Back in service, he was stationed in Camarines Sur as commander of the 42nd Infantry Battalion. He later became deputy commander of the First Scout Regiment and then promoted as regiment commander. Later on, he would become Chief of Staff of the Undersecretary for Local Government (DILG). In 2006, He was relieved of his duties as a military general for participating in moves to unseat President Arroyo and has since been detained.

2010 elections

Lim is a senatorial candidate for the SLAMAT LORRRD slate and a guest candidate under the Liberal Party. He is also endorsed by presidential candidate Jamby Madrigal and by various opposition groups. Lim's campaign slogan is “For what is true, for what is just, for what is right.”

On 11 May 2010, Lim conceded the senatorial race after consistently lagging during the unofficial tallies.

Affiliations

  • Former founding chair, Young Officers' Union (YOU)
  • Former member, RAM-SFP-YOU peace panel in the negotiation with the Ramos administration
  • PMA Class 1978

Release

After four years of detention, Lim was released to a custody of a fellow officer and classmate at PMA on 31 May 2010.

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