Leni Robredo Encourage Ateneo Graduates to be Servant Leader

Encouragement Speech of Ex-President Leni Robredo in Ateneo Manila

Leni Robredo, a former Vice President of Philippines, advised to be servant leaders this year’s Ateneo de Manila University graduates on Saturday.

Robredo, who during the event was awarded an honorary doctorate of philosophy in economics by the institution, claimed that the only way to serve the people in an honest way is by experiencing their problems and being aware of their needs.

Yung pagtataya para sa kapwa, mulat na magkakarugtong ang diwa ng bawat tao dahil nagsasalo tayo sa iisa lang na mundo. Higit sa lahat, binubuklod tayo ng katotohanan, tunay lang tayong makakapagsilbi kung dadanasin natin ang dinaranas ng kapwa natin” Robredo said.

“Kung makikibitbit tayo ng mga dalahin nila, makikilakad suot ang parehong tsinelas na nasa kanilang mga paa, na lalo tayong nagpapakatao kapagka ang pasakit na pinagdadaanan ng iba, nararamdaman natin bilang sariling pasakit,” she added.

The discussions about how to deal with the nation’s economic and political developments as well as resolving social issues, according to Robredo, who grounded her message on the Israelites’ flight to the Red Sea and Moses’ leadership, all come down to empathy and love.

Based on the report of ABS-CBN, while declaring she will wear the accolade with pride, the former Vice President praised the Ateneo for bestowing the honorary degree on her.

“Sa karangalang ito, parang naisakonkreto ‘yung matagal ko nang nararamdaman na maibahagi ng puso ko na Atenista,” she said.

After her term as Vice President came to an end, Robredo founded the non-governmental group Angat Buhay, which she now leads. One of the main objectives for her office was the project, which got started in 2016.

The report mentioned that, she resurrected “Bayanihan e-Konsulta,” a telemedicine program of her former office that assisted Filipinos stricken by the pandemic, through her Angat Buhay NGO.

Robredo met with Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Erwin Tulfo this week to discuss a potential relationship between the organization and her group of volunteers.

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