If elected as Quezon City mayor in 2019, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday vowed to create its own government school that would be designed to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge of its future leaders.
The importance of honing the city’s young leaders is a challenge that should be addressed by the current and former leaders, Belmonte said.
“We are planning on putting up the Manuel Luis Quezon School of Government where we can mentor our youth leaders, for them to enhance their skills not only on theories about governance but also on the practical use of the knowledge they have learned,” she added.
“It is a challenge for us to hone our future leaders because it is them who will take over once we retire from the public service. And since it is us who have experienced, and are experiencing the difficulties of being a leader, we should do our best to impart those lessons to others, so they can apply it and bring the best reforms to our city,” Belmonte said.
She cited the importance of the former barangay officials who would be tapped once the institute materialize.
“I don’t want your experiences and skills go wasted the moment you retire from the public service. That’s why we will call for your participation to teach and share about the practical aspect of leadership and those that are not usually discussed in a theoretical approach,” the vice mayor said.