Gov. Padilla: MMDA chair Lim, an inspiration for Novo Vizcayanos

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan. 7 (PIA) - Governor Carlos Padilla said Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Danny Lim is an inspiration for Novo Vizcayanos.

He said Lim who is from Solano town with his family is one of Nueva Vizcaya’s prides.

“It is an extremely sad day as Malacanang confirms the death of a very close and good friend and one of the province’s proud son,” he said.

Lim’s sudden death at the age of 65 shocked Novo Vizcayanos in general.

Padilla described Lim as a leader and a true down to earth and honest working man.

“He will always be remembered for his principles and patriotism and his life story will forever remain as an inspiration for all Novo Vizcayanos”, he added.

During the height of the Magdalo controversy, Lim filed his candidacy for mayoralty position of Solano town but lost.

He also extended many assistance to the province, the latest was last year when he pitched in donations during the COVID-19 lockdown in Solano.

He is also an active member and performed higher positions of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines (F&AMP) Pagkakaisa Masonic Lodge No. 282.

He was incarcerated at Camp Crame in Quezon City from 2006 to 2010 for rebellion charges and an attempted coup d'├ętat.

After more than 4 years in prison, Lim was granted temporary freedom by the Armed Forces of the Philippines on May 31, 2010.

On November 29, 2007, the same group triggered a standoff at the Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati, where he called for Arroyo's ouster.

On September 20, 2009, Lim announced his plan to join the 2010 senatorial race as an independent candidate where he was invited to join 3 senatorial slates, namely the Liberal Party of then Senator Benigno Aquino III, Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino of former President Joseph Estrada, and former Senator Jamby Madrigal. He assumed the post of Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs under Aquino's administration, but resigned in July 2013 due to corruption in the bureau.

Lim joined the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte on May 22, 2017, as MMDA chief, replacing acting chairman and general manager Thomas Orbos.(MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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