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Walang arte! Joy Belmonte awestruck by simplicity of Sara Duterte’s office

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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s personality as a no fuss, no frills politiko isn’t only shown in her interactions with people, but in how simple her office looks.

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte couldn’t help but share how impressed she was by the simplicity of Duterte’s office in her recent visit to Davao City.

Belmonte posted on Facebook a snapshot of Duterte’s office, which only featured a simple wooden desk, some chairs and plants. The wall was white.

The vice mayor said she believes the simplicity of Duterte’s office reflects her character.

“If you wonder why l genuinely admire this leader, it’s because of her simplicity and the total lack of self absorption. As Councilor Wency Lagumbay told me, he has seen many offices of elected government officials but Mayor Inday Sara’s is by far the simplest,” she said.

Belmonte said her visit to Duterte’s office made her recall Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista’s conversation with her father, Quezon City Rep. Sonny Belmonte, when they were the vice mayor and mayor of the city, respectively,

“Mayor HB told me long time ago that when he had the office of the VM renovated (before he became Mayor – the office I use today), he proudly showed it to my Dad. My Dad told him: ‘Ang ganda! Pero Herbs tandaan mo, hindi sa ganda ng opisina ang sukatan ng mahusay na paglilingkod, nasa kaayusan ng systema, kalidad ng serbisyo at katapatan ng liderato,'” she said.