Accepting what the future offers-A A +A
Friday, June 3, 2011
FOR nearly 20 years that Leonardo "Leo" R. Avila III has served as a city legislator, he said he has learned almost everything that a grown man of his age should have learned.
Leo, however, said life is like a journey and while he is enjoying its long and winding trip, it also offers experiences that he can draw lessons worth remembering.
With his in-depth experience in policy-making and legislative functions, Leo also learned several other skills that make him more effective in his present role as city agriculturist's officer-in-charge.
"Though I also love crafting laws when I was a councilor, I find it more rewarding in the executive, implementing laws for the betterment of all citizens," Leo told Sun.Star Davao in an interview.
He said one of the best parts of his job -- both as a legislator and as CAO chief -- is the fact that he has done something in improving the lives of the sector he truly loves: the children and the elderly.
In the course of our conversation, which took about 15 minutes, it was apparent that children have a special place in his heart. His plans and accomplishments are anchored on assisting children and other vulnerable sectors.
When asked whether he has had his share of bad turns in politics, he said he doesn't give much attention to these and simply move on; saying dwelling on undesirable experiences and memories is a waste of time and effort.
Prodded about other political prospects like maybe as a mayor or a president, his only response was a loud, bellyful laugh, with his office staff laughing aloud with him.
Leo said accepting what the future has to offer is one of his attributes.
Leo is set to receive his Masters of Business Administration degree major in Agri-business at the University of Southeastern Philippines.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 04, 2011.