Leni Robredo on Politics: 'It is not about gaining perks or receiving special treatment'

VP Robredo Photo from the Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — According to Vice President Leni Robredo, “Politics was not about gaining perks or receiving special treatment, but rather about finding on the ground solutions that could empower the poorest of the poor”.

Robredo delivered a speech during the closing ceremonies of the 2019 Asian Association of Public Administration Annual Conference at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde on Friday, She emphasized, that public policy and government servants should always work together to stimulate cooperation, not hatred and division.

The Vice President and Chair of the Liberal Party, also urged Filipinos to “remain hopeful and vigilant in order to ensure genuine representation”.

“The success of any democratic process lies in its credibility. This is why every nation, here in Asia or in other parts of the world, must ensure the integrity of its electoral process. We remain hopeful and vigilant so that future elections will usher in genuine representation for our people,” Robredo added.

In the recently concluded midterm elections last May 13, The Liberal Party, which teamed up eight senatorial candidates, also known as Otso Derecho, failed to secure a seat in the Senate.

However, despite the devastating loss of Otso derecho, Robredo acknowledged that the polls had provided “an opportunity for us to understand why people vote the way they do and where we are as a nation.”

Robredo also added, “it was important for all public servants to understand the electorate’s dreams, as well as their nightmares. 

She also asked those in public service to set aside political divides during these difficult times.

Source: Inquirer

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