Oddball http://jesserobredo.wordpress.com/

26 August 2012

jesse robredo was a blogger pala from october 2007 to august 2009 — take that, tito sotto!    the blog Oddball has 31 entries that i intend to copy-and-paste and save and comb through.  i hope it will tell us, or hint at, his thoughts on the economy, the peso-dollar exchange, VAT, the energy problem, foreign affairs, china, america, trapos, the pork barrel, at kung ano-ano’t sino-sino pa.  too bad he stopped blogging after that last entry on cory’s death.  i guess we all know why.

thanks to raissa robles and commenter @noggy for sharing.

Posted in blogs, cory, robredo

7 Responses to Oddball http://jesserobredo.wordpress.com/

  1. August 27, 2012 at 1:13 am
    jojie-die hard Pinoy

    Thanks for sharing. Now we have an insight on Jesse’s template for good governance.

    Congrats for you launching of “The Filipino is Worth blogging For”

    • August 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

      jesse’s template, mismo. and thanks :)

  2. August 27, 2012 at 6:02 am

    We thank Jesse now.

    He involved the Nagueños a long time ago.

    It’s time for the whole nation to be concerned.

    “Involve me. And I will understand.”


    Beyond tomorrow, August 28, is an after image.

    Our dream.

    That is, an after image of Good Governance.

    Beyond tomorrow, when he is laid to rest…

    Think Jesse.

    • August 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

      it was leni pala who got jesse blogging in 2007. i hope she and the girls keep the blog alive, maybe post more recent writings, or letters…

      • August 27, 2012 at 11:35 am


        Sana talaga. The workings of a better mind must be read…

  3. August 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

    angela, know what? reading his blog, i’m kinda celebrating the oddball’s life now rather than mourn his death.

  4. August 28, 2012 at 5:28 am

    In a 2007 PCIJ interview…

    One of the problems the first time was the issue of patronage. Has it been totally cast away?

    I think, in a sense, no. But in many ways, yes. In City hall the bureaucracy here is based on merit.

    My role is always ministerial, when we fill a permanent position in city hall, they go through a selection process that involves a representative from the employees association. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the person they recommend is appointed. So my role most of the time is ministerial.

    On the other hand, let me also say that we have not removed it totally. Because for instance, I do kasal, binyag, libing. But you know I don’t give personal gifts to all of these. The libing thing is charged to City hall.

    The kasal, binyag is charged to my presence. The only thing I can give them is my personal presence. Beyond that, none. And I think most people know that when they invite me to be a wedding sponsor, baptism sponsor, it has been a practice that I just attend. I do not provide gifts to them.

    The libing thing is patronage in the sense that we provide burial assistance to people who need it. We allow free burial at the city cemetery.


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