Roseller Lim was the first (and so far only) Senator from Zamboanga.

ROSELLER LIM

Roseller Lim  served on the Senate between 1955 and 1963. He was appointed Justice of the Court of Appeals in 1973.

 

Lim was named the 'Great Filibuster' for delivering a speech for 18 hours and 30 minutes in 1962 during a political reorganization in the Senate to prevent then Senator Ferdinand Marcos from becoming the Senate President. For the entire duration that he talked, he had to keep standing, leaning on the podium only when he had to. He was allowed to take only water, but was prohibited from going to the comfort room.

9 February 1915

to 5 July 1976

Family Links

Pi Kan - family ancestor

Se Jo Tong Lim Family Association Centenary

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