Episode 32: Liberal Example of Leadership: Jovito Salonga
2007 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service

Episode #032
(27:36 min 25.2MB)

Former Senator Jovito Salonga recalls vividly the Liberal Party’s proclamation rally in Plaza Miranda on 21 August 1971. He recounts how before he was about to speak, unknown assailants hurled two grenades on stage. He remembers being rushed to the hospital more “dead than alive,” and how his doctors only gave him a 5 percent chance to live. The former senator speaks of the mystery of his return to life and of his painful road to recovery. Now at 88, he looks back on his years of service at the Presidential Commission on Good Governance and his three terms in the Senate.

Kilosbayan Vice President Quintin Doromal introduces his good friend Jovito Salonga. He speaks of the former senator’s many accomplishments, but he also narrates little known facts. One such fact is how former Sen. Salonga donated his Ramon Magsaysay prize money to various causes.

The music is provided by Dieter Bachmann.

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