The chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), retired Philippine Army Brigadier General Danilo “Danny” Lim, has passed away at 65.
Before his death, Lim had recently tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in late December.
Lim was appointed MMDA Chairman last 2017 by President Rodrigo Duterte, succeeding Thomas Orbos. Under Lim’s leadership, the MMDA has strictly implemented traffic rules and regulations to reduce vehicular congestion in Metro Manila. Lim also led the clearing of roads and side streets across Metro Manila to improve the traffic flow per the orders of the President. All this during the implementation of the Department of Transporation’s Build Build Build infrastructure program which made the task even more challenging. Subsequently, he also vowed to rid the agency of corruption. The agency also led the implementation of the new bus lane on EDSA last year.
For now, there is no replacement in mind yet for Lim’s post.
In a statement, Malacañang has expressed its sympathies to Lim’s family, saying he rendered public service with professionalism, competence and integrity.
“The Palace expresses its deep condolences to the family, loved ones, and colleagues of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim who died before 8AM this morning at the age of 65,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.