Zambo marks 6th Dia de Roseller Lim PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 February 2012 13:25

Zamboanga City commemorates today, Dia de Roseller T. Lim in honor of the 97th birth anniversary of the late Senator Roseller Lim, the first and only Zamboangueno senator who was revered as the great filibuster.

Mayor Celso Lobregat will spearhead the activities today which will kick off with a commemorative mass at the St. Joseph Church at 8 a.m.

The highlights of the observance will be the Awarding ceremony for the Five Outstanding Zamboangueno Young Leaders who will be conferred with the Senator Roseller T. Lim Award and the wreath laying rite at the R.T. Lim monument at the Normal Road.

Now on its 5th year, the Senator Roseller T. Lim Award is a joint project of the city government and the JCI Zamboanga. It is conferred on youths who possess qualities of leadership, excellence and commitment to service epitomized by the late Sen. Lim. It will be held at the Orchid Ballroom at 7 tonight.

The wreath laying ceremony on the other hand will be held at 9 a.m. today or immediately after the 8am mass at the St. Joseph Church in Nunez Street.

The observance of Dia de Roseller T. Lim is based on Ordinance 283 authored by Councilor Rodolfo Lim, nephew of the late senator.

The late senator’s daughter, Rosamy Lim will give her messages during the program after the wreath laying rite this morning.

In the awarding ceremony tonight, Mayor Lobregat will be assisted by Councilor Lim and JCI Zamboanga president Marlo Atilano in conferring the Senator Roseller Lim Award to the five young Zamboangueno leaders. — Sheila Covarrubias