He was a dedicated family man. I remember him carrying his daughter during one of his walks in the city street.
He is a loving father to his three daughters:
He was a loyal husband to Attorney Leni Gerona-Robredo.
Father and daughter. Hon. Jess Robredo with daughter Aika Robredo.
|Trish, Aika and Jillian Robredo|
|Hon. Jesse Robredo with other “voyadores” during last year’s Penafrancia Fiesta|
“Voyadores” is an altered form of the Spanish word vogadores, which means seafarers. Loosely, “voya” means “to transport something to another place.” So, the “voyadores” transport something to another place.
During Penafrancia Fiesta, voyadores are male devotees who serve as secondary layer of human cordon during the procession, wherein the image is paraded along the major city streets and then into the Naga River for the fluvial parade. The image of Ina (Mother), the Our Lady of Penafrancia, is transferred to a pagoda or vessel pulled by boats paddled by voyadores.
Hon. Jesse Robredo with wife attorney Leni Gerona-Robredo and daughter Aika in Malaysia.