MANILA — Former senator and Manila mayor Alfredo Lim died Saturday at the age of 90.
This was confirmed by his chief of staff who said that as early as Friday, the family and friends of the former mayor had asked for prayers after he was brought to a hospital due to coronavirus disease.
On Friday, Alfredo Lim’s grandson in Manila District 1 Councilor Niño dela Cruz posted on Facebook asking for “prayers of healing and the speedy recovery” of his grandfather.
For unknown reasons his post was deleted after few minutes.
Lim’s chief of staff, Ric de Guzman, denied rumors that the former mayor had died on Friday.
Lim was known as the Philippines’ “Dirty Harry” because of his tough stance against crimes when he was a police officer and later as director of the National Bureau of Investigation.
He served two terms as Manila mayor before being appointed as interior secretary and being elected as senator.