In all these times, I would study and observe how President Duterte relates, empathizes, and works with our people. His hands-on, personal approach to public service makes people love and trust him. That is why, as a form of homage to the president, I have vowed to keep this practice as I continue my career in public service, but this time, on a national scale and as a legislator.
After all, there is more to being a legislator than just legislation. My duty as a senator also entails constituency service and representation. President Duterte also understands this. That is why we go around the country to listen to ordinary Filipinos, to find ways to address their concerns, and to provide solutions to their everyday struggles.
Even during the lockdown, our offices worked in tandem to extend assistance to families affected by fires or natural disasters, while adhering to strict health protocols and government guidelines. We did not stop serving the people because we believe that this is when our fellow Filipinos need us the most.
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