Tag: leadership

Change in the Senate Leadership

Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III assumes the Senate presidency during the Senate regular session on May 21, 2018, after being formally informed by colleagues including Sen. Lacson.

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Ang pamumuno ay nasusukat sa pagsubok.

Ang tunay na lider ay hindi tumatalikod sa mga pagsubok at responsibilidad.

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On reported ouster threats vs Senate President Pimentel

Where We Are

Speech before the Rotary Club of Manila

I feel honored today. It is good to be with you again. After all, it is not every week that one is given the chance to speak before the oldest of the country’s Rotary Clubs – certainly not the kind that Spokesman Toting Bunye has insulted.  I mean that to be the truth – not the truth that Malacanan Palace speaks and expresses each time we, Filipinos seek an explanation on Garcillano, on impeachment, on Venable and what have you.I feel honored today. It is good to be with you again. After all, it is not every week that one is given the chance to speak before the oldest of the country’s Rotary Clubs – certainly not the kind that Spokesman Toting Bunye has insulted.  I mean that to be the truth – not the truth that Malacanan Palace speaks and expresses each time we, Filipinos seek an explanation on Garcillano, on impeachment, on Venable and what have you.

The invitation of President Cesar made through fellow Rtn. Art to be your guest speaker today brings back good memories. This is the group to whom I delivered my first major address when I became Chief of the Philippine National Police in November 1999. I remember that was upon the invitation of a good friend and mentor and now a Senator and a distinguished colleague, the Hon. Alfredo S. Lim.

It was easy then to deliver my speech. There was a strong clamor for reforms in our country’s police force. In that address before you, I defined my response and vision. I remember talking about the ICU’s among the police – the inept, corrupt and undisciplined. At that time, I was already thinking of my antidote against the ICU’s. It was AID – aptitude, integrity, discipline.  Continue reading “Where We Are”

Isipin ang Kinabukasan

Speech before the Graduating Students of Occidental Mindoro National College (Mamburao Campus), Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro

I want to thank President Sofronio Sanqui for creating this very inspiring opportunity. I am very inspired to see you all today – the parents, the teachers, and the graduating students.

When parents combine with teachers, our children see things happen. When teachers, parents, and students combine, our children can make things happen. Not only for the teachers and the schools, not only for the parents their families, but also – and more importantly for the children themselves and their future.

What lies behind – during those four years of college studies – is very important. There is something more important, though. And that is what lies ahead.  Continue reading “Isipin ang Kinabukasan”

Leadership Excellence and Dedicated Service

Speech Before Davao Jaycees, Davao City

I cannot but begin to say how grateful I am for your very kind invitation. Any invitation from the Jaycees is one I long for. I feel honored and inspired. After the Philippine Jaycees recognized me with a “Ten Outstanding Policemen of the Philippines” award in 1998, I have always felt like a Jaycee myself. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat.  Continue reading “Leadership Excellence and Dedicated Service”

Hope and the Filipino

Speech delivered before the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines
Mandarin Hotel, Makati City

First of all, I would like to thank the officers and members of FOCAP for inviting me to this forum.

I am here to speak and share my views on the current political, economic and security situation in my country.

Except for the political situation which serves as a source of amusement if not entertainment for our people at times, the economic and security fronts are very depressing and frightening to most of us.  Continue reading “Hope and the Filipino”

The Road to Leadership

Speech before the Community of Imus, Cavite

I come today to share with you our people’s jubilation and joy. It is our 207th Celebration of Araw ng Imus. Today is our day. Let us make it the best ever.  Continue reading “The Road to Leadership”

What We Have Is Now

Speech Before the Members of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Tulunan, Cotabato

I cannot begin to say how grateful I am to be invited to your 21st Annual General Membership meeting.  Continue reading “What We Have Is Now”