Press Release
March 18, 2013


Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan calls upon Filipino voters to find the embodiment of the late Interior secretary Jesse Robredo in the leaders they will select for the upcoming mid-term elections.

"When in doubt, voters should ask themselves whether they see Sec. Jesse and all that the beloved late DILG secretary embodied. Filipino voters need only to be reminded of Robredo's outstanding contributions to government reforms in the country. Indeed, if Filipinos feel that Robredo is a rare and exemplary public servant, then they should not sell themselves short and certainly not settle for anyone less than who they feel would continue the late DILG secretary's advocacy of good governance."

Pangilinan, who chairs the Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership--a post that Sec. Robredo held before his death--adds that voters are fortunate to have been given a positive role model as a yardstick upon which to measure public servants.

"Whereas in the past, we would measure candidates against dictators, plunderers, and corrupt candidates, now we have a good role model for good governance. When deciding on leaders to vote for, we should ask ourselves, 'Will this candidate live by the ideals of Sec. Jesse and serve the way Sec. Jesse served his people and his country?'"

"Mas mataas na ang batayan ngayon; hindi na puwede ang dating gawi sa pamamalakad at pagpili ng mga kandidato," Pangilinan stresses.

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