I am a big fan of Gov. Sonny, along with many other PDGs of our district, like Jimmy Cura, Rafael "Butch" Francisco, my Governor in RY 2006-07, Ed Alvarez, many others. Gov Sonny is a soft-spoken, good humored, articulate speaker. In one of his talks several years ago, he called me as among his favorite bloggers. He was kidding of course.
He was introduced by Gov. Jimmy Cura, That night, Gov. Sonny talked about servant leadership, the characteristics of a good, listening, leader. Among the nice quotes I heard from him:
* Listening, the reason why we have two ears and one mouth, is so that we can hear and listen more, before we speak.
* Healing, letting go of the past, or mending ways, offer a hand or ear of healing past conflict and misunderstanding.
* Empathy, consideration.
* Many others.
I also like his description of Fort Bonifacio (that's where our club is based) -- "Fort Bonifacio is an island of Taguig surrounded by Makati" -- haha, so true
Lower right photo, that's me, after I gave a few comments during the open forum :-) Not a question, I said that I like Gov Sonny's talk especially on listening. I remember what my friend said, "Talk is cheap because the supply is larger than the demand." I don't remember now the second comment I made....