Many political analysts and critics have already tackled this; shelled similar opinions on the hotly contested DILG seat. What is wrong with Vice President Jojo Binay? Does he know that having too much is unhealthy?! He should not even be speaking about cabinet positions early on and just let President Noy Aquino decide. If I read it right it was offered to him then but turned it down to put forward his political stomping and now that he’s secured the VP chair yet he lust the DILG post. Come on Jojo that sounds too gluttonous to me! That is not reason why people voted for you, people saw you as the person behind President Noy all being a very close family ally and someone who believed in President Cory’s vision. If all has been written is true then you’re no different from the trapos scampaigning all over the lower house. Or has media (again) overblown the issue?
“Jess is a multi-awarded local executive. He has advocacies like checking the informal settler problem. In Naga they don’t talk of theories but of actual accomplishments. They were able to provide opportunities outside Naga. That is obviously one of the skills he brings to the table” — President Noy Aquino
First of all, I am buying the idea Mayor Jesse Robredo as DILG top man not for the reason he’s well qualified but I believe he will make a huge difference with his hands-on approach and innovativeness. It’s one tough job running an independent network of LGUs but I guess he was raised for this career. Vice President Binay’s two decades stint as a local chief executive is not that impressive as any qualified and honest public servant will have a grand time managing the financial center of the country that is Makati City and a P10-Billion annual budget compared to Naga City’s limited but improved budget and its geo-physical disadvantages. By comparing what Mayor Robredo has done to this small city with what he has done I guess David deserves a shot at DILG than Goliath. Letting your son, daughter or wife run for public office while you’re in power (to me) shows true essence of the leader. In fact, I hated the political ads “Ganito kami sa Makati ngayon...” because if he was managing a small, lowly LGU outside the metro hub I doubt if he even made an impact at all.
If I sounded too bias here, then I am guilty, for someone who has seen a lot of positive things with his leadership. Only time can tell and if VP Binay will just listen to the Fab Four lyrics “Get back, get back to where you once belonged, get back Jojo, go home” put on his fighting armor and help the President mold this country to a better state and forget the 2016 election as it’s still far. Likewise, he needs to prove what he’s done is not exclusive to Makati and can be duplicated by urban LGUs in countryside.
Whatever of the two posts eyed for you my congratulations Mayor Jesse, just letting you know that we’re all very proud of you.