President Benigno Aquino III joined the family, friends, and supporters of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo in commemorating the third anniversary of his death yesterday at the Eternal Gardens in Naga City.
Robredo’s widow, Camarines Sur third district representative Leni Robredo, and three daughters welcomed the president who was accompanied by some members of his Cabinet, namely Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Management Staff chief Julia Abad, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman, Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, and Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda.
Local officials also graced the event, including Naga City mayor John Bongat, vice mayor Nelson Legacion, members of the City Council, and barangay officials.
Naga City also celebrated the third Jesse Robredo Day, a holiday in honor of the city’s beloved son and former mayor, whose simplicity , effective leadership, and integrity continue to inspire Nagueños and many Filipinos today.
Robredo died in a plane crash on August 18, 2012.