Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Danilo Lim confident in fight vs disqualification

12/28/2009 | 10:45 PM

Original Story: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/180388/danilo-lim-confident-in-fight-vs-disqualification

Detained former Scout Ranger commander Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim on Monday continued his fight to have his senatorial bid formally considered by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

In a Comelec hearing on disqualified candidates, Lim said his nomination from the Liberal Party should convince election officials to reconsider their decision rejecting his senatorial bid due to his alleged inability to launch a nationwide campaign.

“I am confident na mako-consider lahat ng ito at mawawala na yung balakid sa aking pagtakbo (that they will take this endorsement into consideration and reconsider my political aspiration)," Lim told reporters after the hearing.

The Noynoy Aquino-led LP has Lim as a guest senatorial candidate.

Lim had earlier said that the Comelec erred in denying his senatorial bid on the ground that he has no support from an established political party.

The former military official admitted that he wrote “independent" in his certificate of candidacy. “At that time, physically I was not in possession of the document," he said, referring to LP’s nomination.

Lim is currently detained in Camp Crame for his alleged involvement in at the two attempts to overthrow the Arroyo administration in 2006 and 2007. He was deemed resigned from the military when he filed his COC.

Despite his incarceration, Lim believes he would be victorious in the 2010 elections.

“Alam ninyo nag-iisa ako at nakakulong pero ako ay naniniwala na marami ang naniniwala sa akin at sumusuporta sa akin (You know I am alone and even in jail but I believe that many people believe and support me)," he said.

He said among his supporters are members of the Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM) and Samahang Magdalo – two groups that have been associated with coup attempts in the past. - Kimberly Jane Tan/KBK, GMANews.TV

Original Story: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/180388/danilo-lim-confident-in-fight-vs-disqualification

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