Today on his third death anniversary, we miss Ka Jovy Salonga -- a great statesman, valiant defender of democracy, incorruptible leader.
He had the generosity of spirit, untouched by lust for wealth and power, and ready to sacrifice for the national interest -- qualities we need so badly these days from our leaders.
Ka Jovy left us lessons that every true public servant should possess -- honesty, competence, ability to self-sacrifice, and dedication to the well-being of the Filipino people. These are the same qualities of our Otso Diretso candidates Gary Alejano, Bam Aquino, Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, Pilo Hilbay, Romy Macalintal, Mar Roxas, and Erin TaAada.
We are blessed as a nation to have been graced by his presence and service. Let us be blessed with more leaders like him.
Source: Senate of the Philippines