MANILA, Philippines – Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim is currently hospitalized after contracting the new coronavirus disease, his former chief of staff Ric de Guzman said on Friday.
In a statement, de Guzman, who is also a former adviser in Manila, asked the public to ask for Lim’s speedy recovery. The name of the hospital was not mentioned.
“Please give us a few moments of integrity as we focus on Mayor Lim’s rapid recovery from his current illness. We thank all those who have expressed concern and offered prayers for him and us during these difficult times. Keep praying for him as we all do, he said.
Lim was elected mayor of Manila in 1992 and re-elected in 1995.
The former mayor was also a former head of the Department of Home and Local Government (DILG) from 2000 to 2001. He also became a senator in 2004. [ac]
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