Former Manila Mayor Fred Lim: A timeline

Former Manila Mayor Alfredo "Fred" Siojo Lim died at the age of 90 on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 8). This was confirmed by his daughter, Cynthia Lim. 

Lim was a police officer for decades and later became a politician, serving as Manila mayor and senator.

Here is a timeline of some noteworthy events in his life and career:

1951: Earned business administration degree from the University of the East (UE); joined the police force

1963: Earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from UE

1981: Earned master's degree in national security administration, with honors, from the National Defense College of the Philippines 

1984-1985: Became superintendent of the Philippine National Police Academy 

1989- 1992: Named director of the National Bureau of Investigation

1992: Elected Mayor of Manila

1995: Re-elected as Manila Mayor 

1998: Ran for the presidency but lost to Joseph Estrada

2000: Appointed by Estrada as Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government 

2001: Ran for mayor of Manila, but lost to Lito Atienza

2004-2007: Served as senator under the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) party

2007: Re-elected as mayor of Manila, defeating former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza’s son, Ali Atienza

2008: Resigned as head of PMP and replaced by former president Joseph Estrada

2010: Re-elected as Manila Mayor with current Manila mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso as his running mate

2013: Sought another term as mayor of Manila with actor Lou Veloso, but lost to former president Joseph Estrada and current Manila Mayor Domagoso 

2016: Ran again for the mayoralty of Manila, but lost to Joseph Estrada

2019: Sought another term as Manila mayor, but lost to current mayor Domagoso.