DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan -- The late city mayor Benjamin “Benjie” S. Lim will be laid to rest today, at the Eternal Gardens Memorial Park, here.
There will be a Mass at 7:30 a.m. then the final public viewing is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. These will be shown live on D Dagupan Dream Facebook page.
Lim, who is fondly called as BSL, died on January 16, 2019 due to pneumonia. He is survived by his wife Celia Chua Lim, son Marc Brian Lim, daughter Victoria Czarinna Lim-Acosta, and son-in-law John Benedict Acosta.
BSL served as mayor for three terms, from 2001-2004, 2004-2007, and from 2010-2013.
From 1998-2001, he served as congressman of the fourth district of Pangasinan. During this lone stint at the House of Representatives, BSL met and established a lasting friendship with a fellow legislator (and later on as a fellow mayor), in the person of now President Rodrigo Duterte.