Alfredo Lim Death – Is Alfredo Lim Really Dead: Filipino politician and retired police officer who served as a senator from 2004 to 2007, Alfredo Lim has passed away. Alfredo Lim who served served as the Mayor of Manila twice: first from 1992 to 1998, and again from 2007 to 2013 was reported to haved died today August 8 2020 few days after he tested postive for COVID-19. He died at the age of 90.
Tributes Floods Twitter
REST IN PEACE
Former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim has passed away on Saturday. He was 90 years old. pic.twitter.com/Wyir4Y6GJv
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) August 8, 2020
REST IN PEACE. Pumanaw na ang dating senador at Manila mayor Alfredo Lim, ayon sa chief of staff nitong si Ric de Guzman. pic.twitter.com/qR5MI6Kcrk
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) August 8, 2020
Former Senator and Manila mayor Alfredo Lim passed away on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/oZ3xz1g1s5
— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) August 8, 2020
Just in via @dzbb: Former Mayor Alfredo Lim passed away. Earlier it was reported that he was rushed to the hospital due to COVID-19 but the family denied it.
Details still being reconfirmed. pic.twitter.com/Rwlczw8ezW
— AkoNgaSyLico 裏科 #ActivistNotATerrorist (@SyLicoNgaAko) August 8, 2020
BREAKING: Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim has passed away, aged 90. Lim’s hospitalization had been confirmed in news reports yesterday, August 7, supposedly due to COVID-19. | via @PhilippineStar pic.twitter.com/HPOgxfWoIT
— The LaSallian (@TheLaSallian) August 8, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Alfredo Lim
Lim was born on 21 December 1929 at the Emmanuel Community Hospital in Manuguit, Tondo, Manila, to Rosario Siojo, a Filipina with Chinese ancestry from the Siojo family of San Miguel, Bulacan. His father, From Antique go back to his hometown. When he was in pre-school, his mother remarried and left him at the Hospicio de San Jose. When he was in the third grade, he was put under the care of his maternal grandmother, Flora Valisno-Siojo. After his grandmother’s death in 1943, he lived with his godmother, Dolores La’o-Conde.
He finished primary school as a salutatorian at the P. Gomez Elementary School in 1943. While in high school, Lim studied in four different schools. He spent his first year at the Bohol Institute of Technology and the next year at San Beda College. He then transferred to UST High School for his third year and then at the Far Eastern University, where he graduated in 1948. He earned a degree of business administration in 1951 and a Bachelor of Law in 1963 at the University of the East. In 1981, he finished his master’s degree in national security administration with honours at the National Defense College of the Philippines and pursued a Doctor Of Philosophy in criminology. He graduated in 1998 from Philippine College Of Criminology.
When Lim began work in the police in the 1950s, one of his first accomplishments was arresting future senator Robert Barbers for illegal possession of firearms. Then Manila Vice Mayor James Barbers tried to negotiate with Lim to release Robert Barbers without charges, but Lim proceeded to file it anyway. A decorated police officer, Lim earned numerous commendations and awards. During the late 1980s, Lim helped defend the government of then-President Corazon Aquino from leftist elements, such as leading the retaking of government installations from military rebels during one of the 1987 coup attempts. After retiring from the police, Lim was appointed Director of the National Bureau of Investigation, where he lobbied for more funding and pay increases for agents and other employees. Since regular agents had to be fairly half of the force’s positions were vacant, and there were few takers because of the low salary. Lim also lobbied for the position of special investigator which was realised to complement regular agents.
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