Citizens of Naga city are expected to walk the streets today wearing flip-flops. This is in honor of their hero, of their hero, the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo who died in a plane crash off Masbate province four years ago.

Robredo, Naga’s longtime mayor used to visit the city’s villages to witness firsthand the situation of his constituents. His footwear touched the hearts of many ordinary people.

Today marks the man’s fourth death anniversary and the people of Naga will commemorate it by essay writing and poster-making contests as well as other activities focused on his legacy, said Alec Francis Altea Santos, chief of this city’s arts, culture and tourism office.

“Tsinelas walk” for Jesse Robredo to be held today
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Vice President Leni Robredo, the former mayor’s widow, was also expected to attend a Mass and a program at Eternal Gardens here, Reondanga said.

According to Masbate Mayor Rowena Tuason, at least 10 rafts representing the 30 villages of Masbate City will set sail this morning to bring local officials and other participants to the site at Masbate Pass off the shoreline of Masbate City to offer flowers at the crash site.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Aug. 9 signed a proclamation, acknowledging Robredo as a “champion of good governance” and as “instrumental in the implementation of far-reaching reforms in local governance.”

The proclamation said Robredo’s “many virtues as public servant have permanently earned him [the] gratitude of the city he led, and the Republic he served.”

In 2014, Nursery Boulevard, which cuts through four villages overlooking Masbate Pass, was renamed Jesse Robredo Boulevard during the commemoration of the official’s second death anniversary.

President Duterte declared Aug. 18 a special nonworking holiday in Naga City to allow residents to observe Robredo’s fourth death anniversary.

Robredo was Naga City Mayor for 19 years, from 1988 to 1998 and from 2001 to 2010. MJM

Source: Inquirer


“Tsinelas walk” for Jesse Robredo to be held today “Tsinelas walk” for Jesse Robredo to be held today Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Thursday, August 18, 2016 Rating: 5

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