by Earlie Doriman
|DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo (
May 27, 1958 – August 18, 2012)|
Photo: yahoo.com/file photo of DILG Jesse Robredo
Here is a man who provides us a paradigm of sublime public service. Honest. Dedicated. Empowered. A rare asset to a democratic government. A servant who never learned to abuse his political influence. Humble, Hard-working, and remained steadfast to his commitment to the country until the end.
In my own prayers for his safety and the rest of the plane crew, I asked God why do people like him has to be taken too soon? Why not the Arroyo’s? Why not the Ampatuans? Why not the corrupt and unscrupulous? Why doesn’t the country deserve good leaders like him? Isn’t it too paradoxical?
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Yet again, God has his own divine wisdom and He should know best. He allowed Mr. Robredo to show that there are still decent public servants around this country to afford many Filipinos a glimpse of hope in our leaders, the opportunity to see progressive change through straightforward leadership, and that his example is one to level up political will and commitment.
We are so auspicious, in my opinion, about how the Aquino administration encourages us to believe again in democracy, a system that has gone too ghastly for us and for our country. Whilst we should not expect an overnight makeover of a broken land, we begin to feel the buoyancy that this present administration has slowly offered its citizens.
It is so affecting to say goodbye to one excellent public servant, but may his example infuses other politicians to serve according to selfless interests, to serve the country and its people above self.
It is honestly painful to accept his death but we deeply thank his family for giving Jesse Robredo to this government to exemplify sincere public service and demonstrate how to achieve good governance. A truly respectable and dignified Filipino politician. We only hope that many others will follow his sublime legacy.