Our hearts at LLOYDLUNA, Campus Paper, and Peaches & Cream String Quartet go to the Robredo family and the nation that lost a national treasure.
We hope to see more meaningful and lasting reforms that the late Interior and Local Government chief would have done more. While we believe it’s too early for Sec. Robredo to leave, we thought it’s our time to return the favor by continuing what he has started and nurturing every good deed he has planted. May he rest in peace.
It’s not always that the Philippines would have an opportunity to see a sincere and honest man in the government. His appointment is probably one of the best decision that Aquino Administration has made. In fact, Robredo’s leadership is a clear testament that little by little, we can get this country back to its track.
We’ve never seen before such a public official who’d care so much for his family, despite a very hectic day-by-day schedule as chief of local governments.
Indeed, we believe that his life is nothing short of a global class—a standard that his predecessors would find hard time to sustain. His life tells us, “No one can be so committed to his country without having to be so faithful and so committed to his family.”
It’s too early for Sec. Jesse Robredo to go. But it seems like heaven needs him more than we do. The good part is, he left us with things that we can pursue and jobs that we can continue whether we hold a public office or a plain citizen of this republic.
Our memory of him will be around, so as his strong spirit of good leadership and governance. He will continue to be an inspiration to the people he once touched and influenced. His life will serve as a foundation to our leaders who got the chance to work with him.
Roughly 40 days after we’ve lost the Father of National Smile in Dolphy. Now, we’ve lost yet another father, the Father of Good Governance in Sec. Jesse Robredo.