Ex-Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim Pass away at 90

Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim passed away on Saturday afternoon. He was 90. In a report on CNN Philippines, Lim’s daughter Cynthia confirmed the demise of the long-time public servant.

On Friday, the family and friends of the former mayor asked for prayers after he was allegedly brought to a hospital due to the coronavirus disease. Lim's grandson, Manila District 1 Councilor Niño de la Cruz, posted on Facebook Friday, asking for “prayers of healing and the speedy recovery” of his grandfather.

The post, however, was already deleted. Ric de Guzman, Lim's chief of staff, earlier denied rumors that the former mayor had died on Friday. There were no details released on the cause of his death as of posting.

Lim was known as the Philippines' “Dirty Harry” because of his tough stance against crimes when he was a police officer and later as head of the National Bureau of Investigation. He served two terms as Manila mayor before being appointed as interior secretary. He was elected as senator in 2004.

Lim first became Manila mayor in 1992 and was reelected in 1995. He served as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) chief from 2000 to 2001. In 1992, the former local chief executive led the National Bureau of Investigation.

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