“…The great leader is seen as servant first…” – Robert K. Greenleaf

Radio Veritas 846, the leading faith-based AM radio station in the Philippines, will air the first Veritas Servant Leadership Halalan Forum 2016 on Monday, March 7, 2016, two months before the 2016 National Elections.

The Veritas Servant Leadership Halalan Forum 2016 is a Radio Veritas special election forum series that will focus on the ten qualities of a servant leader that should be the gauge for the voters in choosing their candidates. It will be aired from 9:00am to 11:00am to be moderated by Radio Veritas anchors, Angelique Lazo-Mayuga and Bernard Cańaberal.

The guests for the first forum includes Mr. Charlito S. Ayco, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity Philippines and Mr. Roy Calleja, Chairman, Pilipino Movement for Transformational Leadership and Brotherhood for Christian Businessmen and Professionals. They will talk about the first quality of a servant leader which is Listening (Marunong siyang MAKINIG at SUMANGGUNI sa mga taong nasasakupan niya ukol sa mga isyu at pangangailangan ng pamayanan).

Radio Veritas President, Fr. Anton Pascual said that the ten qualities promoted by Radio Veritas aims to bring discernment back into the public’s choice of leaders.

“The future of our country lies in our hands. It is our great responsibility to choose the best leader who could respond to the recurrent problems of our country. These ten guides in choosing the right candidate for the 2016 National Elections may reorient the electorates in choosing their candidates forthis coming election,” Fr. Anton added.

The ten qualities for a servant leader presented by Radio Veritas includes, listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of the people, and building community. These qualities shall also be discussed in the series of forums to be aired by Radio Veritas.

These qualities are adapted from the servant-leadership theoretical framework first proposed by Robert K. Greenleaf. He was the founder of the modern Servant leadership movement and the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. To further define Greenleaf’s paradigm shift, Larry C. Spears , Executive Director of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership identified ten characteristics of a servant-leader in his paper titled “On Character and Servant Leadership: Ten Characteristics of Effective, Caring Leaders.

The first Veritas Servant Leadership Halalan Forum 2016 can also be watched through live streaming at www.veritas846.ph and will have a delayed telecast at TV Maria aired at Dream Satellite’s Channel 12, Sky Cable’s Channel 160, and Global Destiny’s Channel 91.

Radio Veritas 846 is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Manila. Established in 1969, the Ramon Magsaysay recipient Catholic radio station continues to be the leading social communications ministry for truth and evangelization in the country today.