Representative Maria Leonor "Lennie" Gerona-Robredo talked about best practices on Good Governance for an enabling environment during the series of forums organized by the Foundation for a Sustainable Society (FSSI) during their 20th Anniversary celebrations held at the Gateway Mall in Araneta Center Quezon City last August 9 and 10, 2015.
The forums were held at the Imperial room of the Gloria Maris restaurant located at the 4th level of the mall, while there were opening ceremonies held at the first day in conjunction with the exhibits held for both days at the ground floor of the said mall. A press briefing was also held sometime at noon on the first day where members of the media were given information about the 20th Anniversary with a theme of "Celebrating 20 Years of Just, Sustainable and Empowered Communities."
We have previously written about the events at an earlier blog article which only gave the overview of what transpired that day. Now we are posting a portion of the talks conducted by some of the guests speakers of which one of them is the Camarines Sur District 3 Representative, Lennie Robredo, the wife of the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) head Jessie Robredo who was also the former Mayor of Naga for several terms.
Below are the video coverage divided into two parts spanning around 10 minutes each.
It is worthy to note that in her talk, she related the story of how his husband lived a simple life less of the grandeur that you would normally see from government officials, and how his husband managed the city of Naga using an authority that involved the people via the People's Council that they allowed to be created so that the citizens can take part in the decision making process of the Local Government Unit.
The moderator even introduced the good Representative as the woman who beat the four political dynasties that were promiment over the four districts of Camarines Sur. She even told the story of how the former 4-district province became 5 districts due to an Arroyo running for a position.
I was not able to record the last portion of her talk due to my camera running out of battery power. But I was able to take a portion using my smartphone. I will try to add that as soon as I figure out how to tilt the video sideways.