Sunday, July 12, 2015

Former Mayor Alfredo Lim: An Iron Fist of Manila

By Alon Calinao Dy: A former mayor, Alfredo Lim, is known for his iron-fisted leadership and peace & order in Manila. During his term, ManileƱos saw a great change in the city when some undisciplined vendors of the pirated DVDs & CDs and venues for other illegal activities had been gone because of the great efforts of the previous administration. 

Like Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, Lim has an outstanding political record in fighting all sorts of crimes within his area of responsibility.

Lim has a huge following and believed that he was voted out by Mayor Estrada because of popularity, according to some avid fans of Lim. Sad to say, there are Filipino voters who accept money in exchange for their votes.

A Netizen has asked me, "is there a punishment on vote buying?" Actually, I couldn't answer this question because I have not found anyone who is imprisoned because the person took the money from the dirty politicians.

Amid the shouts of Filipinos against corruption and crimes, registered voters should be prepared to vote wisely. They should vote a leader who is strong to discipline his people as what Mayor Duterte and Mayor Halili did to anyone who violates the laws in order to maintain the best interest of the majority of people.

Today, a dictator has been labeled as an iron fist from the people who do not know their differences. Due to the sudden increase in the number of crimes in the country, Filipinos clamor for a leader who is an iron fist and has the power to end all these criminalities. 

Like Mayor Duterte, Lim has been tested as a political leader who has the means to fight all forms of crimes including illegal drug dealers. He also holds a reputation for being a hard disciplinarian. I think there is nothing wrong with that when people know how to obey the rule of law.