Atty. Jose "Joey" Lina was a native of Masampang, Victoria, Laguna. He is a certified public accountant. Have been in the public service for quite a long time. Served as a governor of Laguna, a Philippine Senator, the youngest senator during his tems, and cabinet member as a DILG secretary. He was born on December 22, 1951. Married to Loretta De Jesus Atienza, blessed with 6 children.
Graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 1975 with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and in 1979 he had gained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines. One of the top 10 in his class he has passed the Bar Exam in 1980.
After the 1986 revolution he has served as a Governor of Metro Manila. In 1987, he served as senator for two terms. In 1995 served as Governor of Laguna for two terms. In 2001 he served as a cabinet member for the Department of Interior and Local Government. He is one of the recipient of Ten Outstanding Young Men Awardees for Government Service. He currently has a radio program in DZMM entitled "Sagot Ko Yan" in which he managed to apply the word of God in his commitment to public service.
He has accomplished so much in government service and dedicated all these things to the Lord. For his family he is the role model keeping always in touch with the affairs of his family. According to him if you have managed your family well it will reflects to your constituency as well. Everything should start with the family first. In 1989 he has been renewed from that point on he has always consulting with the Lord in all his affairs.
He advocated for servant leadership as what our Lord Jesus Christ have done to his disciples.
"You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:42-45)
Here's an interview with Joey Lina conducted by the 700 Club Asia.