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If I could be like Mike

Michael Dioneda, a true hero and a friend passed away on Friday. There are many people I admire but Mike is someone I would love to be like, who set a great example for us all. Mike was one of the most friendly, open and smartest men I have ever met. He was a lawyer by training and rose to be the Director of the Commission of Elections for Manila, Philippines. Leaders like Michael who bring elections to millions of voters are true heroes of democracy. Mikes hard work enabled voters to make their voice heard and allow people to have a real say in politics.
On a personal side Mike was one of the nicest people I have ever met and contributed to helping dozens of my friends. I will always remember Mike’s generosity, smile and sense of humour. I wish I could be like Mike.