Cabinet remembers 40th day of Robredo's passing-A A +A
Thursday, September 27, 2012
FORMER colleagues of the late Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo in the Cabinet remembered him Thursday, the 40th day since his passing last August 18.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said a Mass was offered for the former Naga City mayor at the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Thursday morning.
The Mass was attended by the agency's employees and Cabinet secretaries, including Robredo's successor Secretary Manuel Roxas II, Presidential Management Staff head Julia Abad, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Sonny Coloma, and Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Ronald Llamas.
Employees and officials of the DILG's attached agencies led by Philippine National Police Chief Nicanor Bartolome were also present.
Lacierda said Roxas suggested of having an internal altar at the DILG office to remember the late DILG chief.
"Sometimes as time passed, memories fade but he (Roxas) called on the DILG family to have an internal altar where we could also remember Jess and what he did for the country and to also continue the reforms of Secretary Jesse Robredo," the Palace official said.
In Naga, family and friends of Robredo remembered him through various activities.
One of the activities was dubbed "Bike, Jog, Walk for Jesse" where Robredo's family and relatives and colleagues participated in.
Masses and wreath-laying ceremonies were held at the Basilica Minore and Eternal Gardens, where the late secretary's remains were laid.
The people of Naga also attended the unveiling of the marker for the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum, previously called the Naga City Coliseum.
An exhibit, which showcases the belongings of Robredo, was also held in SM Naga.
Other activities were medical mission and a torch parade.
Robredo died in a plane crash last August 18 off Masbate waters along with two pilots.
Robredo's aide, Jun Abrazado, who is the lone survivor of the plane crash, joined the activities for the late secretary. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)