Tony Leachon, former special adviser to the National Task Force against Covid- 19, would rather choose a leader who is more right than real.

Tony Leachon disagrees with Pacquiao: Choose being right over being real

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By Prince Golez

Tony Leachon, former special adviser to the National Task Force against Covid- 19, would rather choose a leader who is more right than real.

In a post on Twitter on Friday, Leachon disagreed with Senator Manny Pacquiao’s tweet that “People would rather follow a leader who is always real than a leader that’s always right.”

Being right, the cardiologist argued, is the “foundation of authentic leadership.”

He furthered: “If you have the choice between being right and being real, choose being right ALWAYS.”

To recall, Leachon was forced to resign from the government’s anti-coronavirus task force for criticizing how the Department of Health handled the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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