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Danny Lim, Retired General and MMDA Chief, Dies at 65

He was earlier diagnosed with COVID-19.
Jan 6, 2021
Photo/s: Facebook/General Danny Lim

Retired General Danilo Lim, who parlayed a colorful military career into government service, has died, Malacanang said in a message of condolences for his family. He was 65.

The cause of Lim's death was not immediately known, but in December, he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was chairman of the MMDA at the time of his death.

From the late 1980s to the late 2000s, Lim led several military uprisings to protest corruption in government. He was also head of the Army's elite Scout Ranger Regiment.

FILE PHOTO: Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim is escorted to a Makati City court house in this photo taken in 2007. The hearing was in connection with the Manila Peninsula siege that same year. Joel Guinto
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He figured in the bloodiest and most serious coup attempt against then-President Corazon Aquino in 1989 as leader of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement or RAM.

In 2007, together with Sen. Antonio Trillanes, Lim's group laid siege on the Manila Peninsula in Makati City to protest alleged corruption and election-rigging under then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Lim ran for senator in 2010 but lost.

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