The life and legacy of Senator Roseller T. Lim continues to inspire Zamboangueños, as the city commemorates the 109th birth anniversary through the Dia de Roseller Lim, Friday, February 9.
The City Government together with the Lim family spearheaded the commemorative activities for the first and only Zamboangueno to become a senator, that kicked off with a mass at the Carmelite Church at 4pm presided by Rev. Fr. Cantico Muñoz, followed by the wreath-laying and program at the R.T. Lim Monument at the rotunda at the Normal Road Baliwasan.
Highlight of the Dia de Roseller Lim was the Awarding Night for the Five Outstanidng Zamboangueno Young Leaders (FOZYL) held at the Astoria Hotel with Sen. JV Ejercito and Mayor John Dalipe leading the ceremony.
Mayor Dalipe in his message read by Councilor Vino Guingona during the commemorative program at R.T. Lim Boulevard stressed that the late senator remains an enduring source of inspiration for the current administration, and that the works and contributions of Sen. Lim has definitely stood the test of time.
“Dia de Roseller Lim is not a commemoration but a celebration of a life dedicated to making a positive difference. By remembering and honoring his contributions, we ensure that future generations are aware of the principles that shaped our city’s history.” Guingona added.
On behalf of the Lim family, Bea Lim Constantino, granddaughter of Sen. Lim, expressed her deepest gratitude to Mayor Dalipe, the city government and everyone at the commemoration, for continuously remembering the late senator’s contributions to the city and the entire country. “As R.T. Lim’s legacy continues to inspire so many, one value our family immensely instilled in us is that no matter where we are, Zamboanga will always be home.”
Also present during the commemorative program were representatives from various agencies to include the Philippine Air Force, Philippine Navy, Zamboanga City Police Office, Philippine Army and some city department heads and employees. (Bernadeth Lazaro, photo courtesy by Jen Casido | Miljohn Mancao)
(Source: City Government of Zamboanga Facebook page)