"[A] True public servant is selfless.”
These were the words of Vice Ganda as he shared his thoughts on what makes a true public servant.
In an episode of It's Showtime during the "ReINA ng Tahanan" segment, Vice met contestant Yolanda Magat, who has been a health worker for 25 years.
According to Yolanda, even though she only received an allowance for being a health worker, she continues to help others especially amid the pandemic when there is a need for frontliners.
Vice then expressed his admiration for Yolanda saying, “You are the true public servant, because a true public servant is selfless. Serbisyo publiko. Kinakalimutan niya ang sarili niya, dahil iyong pinagsiserbisyuhan niya muna bago siya. Iyon 'yung totoong public servant,” he said.
Vice then pointed out the difference between a true public servant and those who have been holding government positions and amassed wealth.
“'Yung mga totoong public servants, hindi sila yumayaman at hindi sila nagpapayaman. 'Yung mga yumaman habang nakaupo, hindi sila totoong public servants,”x he said.
“Ginamit lang nila ang posiyon para mabigyan nila ng sariling pag-angat ang kanilang mga pamilya. At nagpagamit din tayo sa mga ’yan," he added.
It is not the first time that Vice called out corrupt officials on live television.
He recently criticized reported corruption in government agencies amid a global health crisis.
Vice has also been urging the public to register and to vote wisely in the upcoming elections.
“Sa eleskyon talaga, please, huwag na tayo magpanakaw ulit. Magparehistro na ‘yung mga hindi pa nagpaparehistro, utang na loob. Bigyan niyo ng hustisya ang bawat isa. At 'pag magparehistro, bumoto tayo," he said in an episode of It's Showtime in September.