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Senators grieve over death of ex-senator Alfredo Lim

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 08:09 PM August 08, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senators on Saturday mourned the death of former Manila mayor and senator Alfredo Lim, who passed away at the age of 90.

Senator Lito Lapid honored the public service of his friend, who served as mayor of the capital city twice before getting elected to the Senate in 2004.

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“Kasama ng buong bansa, lubos akong nagkikidalamhati sa pagpanaw ng aking kaibigan at kasamahan sa public service na si dating Senador Alfredo Lim. Nakikiramay ako sa kanyang mga naiwang mahal sa buhay,” Lapid said in a statement.

(I am mourning on the passing of my friend and fellow public servant Lim. I also mourn for his loved ones who were left behind.)

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“Habang-buhay kong dadalhin ang mga alaala nang makasama ko sya sa trabaho sa Senado noong 13th Congress. Naging mabuting magkaibigan kami at bagamat parehas kaming Senador, Mayor tawag ko sa kanya dahil dyan sya napamahal sa ating mga kababayan,” he added.

(I will always bring with me the memories we had together during the 13th Congress of Senate. We were good friends but even as we were both senators, I call edhim Mayor because of his love for the people.)

Senator Sonny Angara also thanked Lim’s kindness to his own district in Aurora.

“RIP. I remember back in 04 he was one of a few sens (senators) to send relief when our district in Aurora was battered by successive typhoons,” Angara said on Twitter.

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