You are truly a loss not only to Nagueño but to all Filipino people, Mayor Jesse Robredo. Your Legacy of Hard Work and Dedication to work for the service of Filipino will forever remain in our hearts and minds.
With Mayor Jesse, what you see is what you get. He worked silently and never used his position to get financial gain.
President Aquino will lead the state funeral, which includes full military honors, and deliver a eulogy for Robredo after this morning’s funeral Mass at Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia.
Yesterday, August 27, 2012, during the observance of National Heroes’ Day , President Aquino honored Robredo, calling him a “true and a good leader” who “heroically” chose service over transactional politics.
“Tomorrow we’re bringing a true and a good leader, Secretary Jesse Robredo, to his final resting place,” the President said in a speech at Libingan ng mga Bayani.
“He heroically chose a simple lifestyle and focused on the welfare of others before himself, and put his principles above transactionalism,” quips Pres. Aquino.
The final public viewing starts after midnight on Monday and ends at
8 a.m. today, to be followed by the concelebrated requiem Mass at 10 a.m.