Many people fear death because of the fear of the unknown. I personally am not afraid of death and dying. Not that I know where I’m going. I just feel like when it’s your time, it’s your time. Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, if a person’s time is up – it’s up. I’m not a very religious person and I know I’ve done many mistakes in the past so I don’t really know if heaven or hell will be my final destiny. What I really believe in is this, what matters most during one’s lifetime is that you’re able to love with all your heart; give until you can give no more and forgive until your heart ache ends (uy parang kanta lang!).
Why am I writing this? The passing of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo is a proof that a person’s worth is not measured by wealth and power. A person’s worth is measured by how many lives the deceased has touched and inspired. Secretary Robredo may not be as popular compared to many politicians, but he was a man of action. Di sikat, di maingay, di ma-epal pero madaming nagawa para sa bayan.
Sec. Jesse’s life is testament that popularity goes beyond life and politics. Sana lang mas dumami pa ang tulad nya sa mundo ng politika, para naman makaahon na ng tunay ang ating inang bayan.