Press Release
August 22, 2012

Secretary Jesse M. Robredo "for his outstanding
contributions to governmental reforms in the country"


Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan has filed Senate Resolution No. 843 honoring the late Interior

Entitled, "A resolution expressing the sincere condolences and sympathy of the Senate over the passing of DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo and honoring him for his outstanding contributions to governmental reforms in the country," the document cited Robredo's achievements as mayor of Naga City, as President of the League of Cities of the Philippines, as Chairman of the Regional Development Council in Bicol, and as Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

The resolution also cited Robredo's achievements, among them the 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service, the 1998 Konrad Adenauer Medal of Excellence as Most Outstanding City Mayor of the Philippines, and the first-ever "Dangal ng Bayan" Award of the Civil Service Commission.

"The Filipino people are mourning for the untimely death of Secretary Robredo. The country lost a rare and exemplary public servant in the person of Secretary Robredo," the resolution states.

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