Jonvic Remulla reminds Kuya Boying about respect, civility after national anthem gaffe, ABS-CBN franchise hearing
A tale of two brothers.
Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla is not too pleased with the recent actions of his older brother Cavite 3rd District Rep. Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla.
Remulla wrote a letter to his older brother on Facebook titled “Cain at Abel: When Politics End & Civility Begins,” reminding him about the importance of respect, clarity, facts, and civility.
He made references to his brother’s behavior related to the playing of the national anthem and the congressional hearing on the franchise renewal bid of ABS-CBN.
“We owe the people to be respectful. We owe the people clarity. We owe the country FACTS. As leaders, we owe the people examples of civility which they can learn from,” he told his Kuya Boying.
“Whether we like it or not, as public servants our behaviour shapes and influences others. Our language becomes the people’s language. Our attitude is seen and judged everyday,” he said.
He also reminded his brother about being the better person. “Let’s be the better person. Let’s be the clearer person. Let the facts speak louder than our own words,” he said.
The older Remulla earlier drew flak for reportedly disrespecting the national anthem during a recent session in Congress. He was seen writing on documents instead of stopping while other lawmakers stopped work and stood while the anthem was played at the session hall. He has apologized for the incident.
The Cavite governor could not believe his brother’s actions, especially since he has shown respect during flag ceremonies.
“Kuya, That wasn’t you. We have attended countless flag ceremonies together in the Capitol. We are always on time. We have always treated the people with respect. We have always stood and held our hands to our chest. That wasn’t you on the Batasan floor. You were never like that,” he said.
Governor Jonvic said he actually learned a lot from his brother, from standing up for what is right to upholding the interest of the public.
“Our father was a very busy man when we were growing up. He had a law practice and then he became Governor. You practically raised me as the father figure in the house. I learned a lot from you. The values of standing up for what is right and fighting for it, if need be,” he said.
“The values of integrity in work and the primacy of the people’s interest. The values of being graceful when making decisions and thanking people when it goes right, and owning up to it when it goes wrong,” he said.