Episode 31: Liberal Example of Leadership: Jesse Robredo
2000 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service


Episode #031
(18:35 min 17.8MB)
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Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo explains that his Ramon Magsaysay Award is his people’s affirmation of their continuing quest for meaningful politics and governance. He describes the city’s history of active citizen participation and their tradition of seeking out new ideas through debates and discourse. Some of their ideas such as the peace zone, i-governance and tripartite partnership for social housing have been hailed among the world’s best practices.

Dr. Milwida Guevara, 2008 Gawad Haydee Yorac Awardee for Public Service, introduces Jesse Robredo as a young man who set out to slay the dragons of Naga City: poverty, corruption, inefficient public service and Jueteng. Armed with the weapons of honor, vision, sincerity and competence, he transformed a city in disarray into one that is multi-awarded and a model of good governance.

The music is provided by Dieter Bachmann.

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