Lim takes oath as deputy Customs commissioner

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 15 2011 11:19 AM | Updated as of Sep 16 2011 03:15 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Retired brigadier general and Scout Rangers commander Danilo Lim has taken his oath as Customs deputy commissioner for intelligence.

 President Aquino administered his oath in Malacanang.
 
Danilo Lim is back in government service after a controversial career in the military. Lim was part of the 1989 coup d’ etat against then President Cory Aquino. The irony is Lim has taken his oath before the son of Cory who has trusted Lim to contribute in the administration’s campaign against smuggling and other illegal activities in the Customs.
 
Lim was detained for mutiny and rebellion charges for his role in attempts to overthrow former President Arroyo during the 2006 standoff in Fort Bonifacio and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.
 
Lim availed of the amnesty offered by President Aquino for those involved in uprisings against former President Arroyo.
 
Lim lost when he ran for senator in the 2010 elections, along with former Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon who has been appointed as Customs commssioner. Biazon will replace Angelito Alvarez.
 
We are awaiting word on when Biazon would be taking his oath.

President Aquino has previously said that Alavarez’ replacement has requested for private time until September 16, for a chance to spend time with his family before he takes on his new task.