The Senate adopted on Monday the resolution expressing its profound sympathy and sincere condolences on the death of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim.
Senate Resolution 613, taking into consideration Senate Resolution 614, was adopted by the Senate during its first plenary session for the new year to honor Lim who died on January 6 at the age of 65.
Senator Risa Hontiveros, principal author of the measure, said she is sponsoring the resolution “with honor and with gratitude but also with a heavy heart.”
“I did not know that when session opens for 2021, my first task would be to honor a soldier, a brave Filipino, and most of all, a friend,” Hontiveros said.
Senate Resolution 613 cited Lim’s life as a life dedicated to the pursuit of excellence being one of a handful of Filipinos who served in the Philippine military with a West Point degree, and was named commander of the elite Scout Rangers.
Senator Cynthia Villar, principal author of Senate Resolution 614, said while Lim is known to many as the bemedalled and principled soldier and as the hardworking MMDA chairman, she knew Lim as “a staunch ally and advocate of environmental protection.”
“I am privileged to have worked closely with MMDA Chair Danny Lim in our common efforts for the clean-up and rehabilitation of Manila Bay. He led by example. Danny Lim was the only high-ranking government official who joined me and actively participated even as early as 6 a.m. in our regular clean-up activities in the protected area which is the Las Pinas- Paranaque Wetland Park and at the Baseco in Manila,” Villar said.