Robredo says Filipinos need an inspiring leader

Published November 26, 2021, 2:33 PM

by Betheena Unite

An inspiring leader who can drive Filipinos to help the government in its rebuilding mission is what the Philippines need, Presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo told her supporters and volunteers in her recent visit in Cavite.

Vice President Leni Robredo (Photo courtesy of the OVP)

Robredo brought this up as she highlighted some of the programs of her office over the past years which were mostly powered by donations and volunteerism.

The presidential hopeful said they were able to implement projects such as the Angat Buhay Program, Bayanihan E-Konsukta Program, and other COVID-19 response efforts despite the lack of funding because “many believed” in them.

“Ito po lahat, bakit ko po kinukuwento? Kasi po hindi lang ito dahil magaling kami. Pero ang daming tumitiwala na nagvo-volunteer sa amin (Why am I telling these stories? Because this is not just because we are good at what we do but because many trusted us and volunteered),” Robredo said during her visit in Cavite on Thursday, Nov. 25.

“Kaya ang aral pong napulot namin: basta ang tao may tiwala sa pamahalaan, inspirado ang taong tumulong (The lesson we learned from this is as long as the people trusts the government, they will be inspired to help),” she added.

The Vice President stressed the many instances in the past where they called for assistance and volunteers which later poured in in just a matter of hours “because they were given the platform to do so.”

“Kaya ganoon din po natin ire-rebuild iyong ating bansa. Kailangan ang leadership maging very inspiring para po iyong bawat Pilipino, mayroon siyang ambag sa pag-ayos ng ating bansa (This is how we will rebuild out country. We need a leadership that is very inspiring to get every Filipino contribute in fixing our country),” she said.

“Kahit gaano po kahusay ng mamumuno sa atin, kung hindi inspirado iyong taumbayan, kung wala siyang tiwala, hindi po kaya ng gobyerno na siya ang mag-ayos ng ating bayan (No matter how good our leader is if the people are not inspired and don’t have trust in their leader, the government cannot fix the country on its own),” she added.