Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Jesus Robredo

MAY 27, 1958
Jesus “Jesse” Robredo (May 27, 1958 – August 18, 2012), was born in Naga, Camarines Sur. A mechanical engineer who became the mayor of Naga City in 1988, he was the youngest mayor in Philippine history and well-loved by his people. In 2010, Pres. Benigno Aquino III appointed him as secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government. On August 18, 2012, after leaving Cebu, the plane carrying him crashed off the shore of Masbate. He left behind his wife Maria Leonor Robredo and three children. Jesse was a recipient of the Quezon Service Cross.


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