February 12, 2010
Sen. Francis Pangilinan Friday lauded the Makati Regional Trial Court’s decision granting detained military Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim a three-day liberty to attend his school’s founding anniversary.
Pangilinan, Liberal Party spokesperson, thanked Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda for allowing Lim, a senatorial candidate of the Liberal Party to leave Camp Crame where he is currently detained for rebellion charges.
“We welcome the decision of RTC Makati Judge Alameda to allow the temporary liberty of General Danny Lim, our official candidate for the Liberal Party to attend the 75th founding anniversary of his alma mater, St. Louis School of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya,” said Pangilinan.
Pangilinan is campaign manager of the Liberal Party which is pushing for the tandem of presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and vice presidential bet Sen. Manuel Roxas II.
“The three-day pass will give him the opportunity to meet his leaders and supporters in order to prepare for the campaign,” Pangilinan further said.
The effectivity of the ruling starts at 8 a.m. of Feb. 11 until the eve of Feb. 13.
Lim was a consistent topnotcher in school, and got a high score in the entrance exam of the US Military Academy at West Point. He graduated with top honors in the Scout Ranger Course, and eventually became the regiment commander of the First Scout Ranger Regiment. “We in the Liberal Party see this temporary release as a sign that the court sees him as neither a flight risk nor a danger to society,” Pangilinan added.
“He is, after all, presumed innocent until proven otherwise. We hope to make the necessary representations with the RTC court to allow General Lim at some future date during the campaign to attend our major campaign activities, so that he may bring his platform of governance and anti-corruption, and reforms to the voters,” he further said.
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