A FATED LEADER
President James Lim shares how his genuine desire to move and inspire people to live better further pushed him to walk the talk and serve his duty.
BY MARIEL ABANES
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RENJIE TOLENTINO
Liga ng mga Barangay, Marinduque Chapter, Provincial President, James Marty Lim calls his venture
into the political arena as “God-given.” Beginning his career as a businessman thriving in the hospitality trade, it didn’t take long before he realized that serving the public is his calling.
It surely runs in the blood—after all, his mom is Gasan, Marinduque Mayor Vicky Lim. But more than the passion from his genes, it’s the genuine desire to move and inspire people to live better that further
pushed him to walk the talk and serve his duty—with top tier results, at that.
“I just thought of trying it, hoping that I could make a difference in people’s lives,” the local figure opens up. “This opened up my horizon and gave me new connections and a better purpose and perspective of seeing the country for how it is.”
A fruitful decade of service
He was the youngest barangay captain during the time that he first entered public service, a local unit leader at 30 years old. And surprisingly on his part, it was unexpected that he’ll go all the way up and become then Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas’ (LBP) National President.
“It’s the first time that a first termer won all the way up to the national,” James points out.
Wasting no time in making the most out of his stint, the charismatic leader instantly worked on making the league better—from planning reforms to implementing several projects that will help barangays all over the Philippines. ....