FORMER Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim yesterday called on Manilans to support Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, who was the first senatorial candidate to file his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for another six-year term in the Senate under the ruling PDP-Laban of which he is the president.
Lim went to the Commission on Election (Comelec) office in Intramuros to show his personal support for Pimentel, when the latter filed his CoC at 8 a.m. sharp, accompanied by his fiance, Atty. Kathryn Yu. Pimentel, former Senate President, virtually opened the filing of CoCs, having been there even before the Comelec opened to accept CoCs for senatorial candidates.
Lim, the official mayoral bet of PDP-Laban in Manila, rallied support for Pimentel and his cause, citing the latter’s stance against criminals and corruption as well as his unblemished public service record.
The former mayor also supported the battlecry of Pimentel -- ‘Use your Koko-Nut’ while having the index finger pointed on either of his temple and which is an appeal for voters to choose their leaders wisely and to know and understand all issues fully well so they could make an informed choice when voting.
Pimentel is the son of former Senate President Aquilino ‘Nene’ Pimentel, Jr., who is a close ally and longtime friend of Lim’s. Koko wore red along with fiance Yu. The two are slated to get married next week.