FORMER Manila Mayor Fred Lim is very much alive and is in fact making good progress.
This was the clarification made by Lim’s chief of staff Ric de Guzman, who said that on behalf of the family, he is appealing to everyone, including Lim’s friends and supporters, to give them some moments of privacy at the moment.
In a statement, De Guzman said: “On behalf of the the family of former Mayor Fred Lim, we appeal to everyone to please give us some moments of privacy as we focus on Mayor Lims swift recovery from his current illness.”
“Please give us some moments of privacy as we focus on Mayor Lim’s swift recovery from his current illness. We thank all those who have expressed concern and offered prayers for him and us during these trying times. Please continue praying for him as we all do. Mayor Lim is very much alive although he is confined in a hospital now. In fact, he’s making good progress as of this statement.I hope this puts to rest all misinformation that he had passed away and a stop to negative speculations about his health. It is not helping him and the family any. Thank you.”
De Guzman is particularly taking exception to a purported ‘breaking news’ report saying Lim had passed away. He branded it as 'fake news.'
The said report quoted a Facebook post where no mention of 'Lim passing away was stated. The said post quoted asked prayers for healing and for the restoration of the former mayor’s good health.