Jesse Robredo

Philippine Politician and Cabinet Secretary
Born May 27, 1958

Jesus "Jesse" Manalastas Robredo, PLH was a Chinese Filipino statesman who served as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government in the administration of President Benigno Aquino III from 2010 to until his death in 2012. Robredo was a member of the Liberal Party. Beginning in 1988, Robredo served six terms as Mayor of Naga City in Camarines Sur.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jesse Robredo.


1958 Birth Jesse Manalastas-Robredo was born on May 27, 1958 in Naga City to Jose Chan Robredo, Sr. (1923–2015), a Filipino Chinese and his ethnic Bicolano wife, Marcelina Manalastas-Robredo (1928–2013). … Read More


1970 12 Years Old Robredo entered high school at Ateneo de Naga University in 1970 and was in junior year when President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in September 1972. … Read More


1986 28 Years Old In 1986, Robredo returned to Naga City, where he became Program Director of the Bicol River Basin Development Program, an agency tasked to undertake integrated area development planning in the three provinces of the Bicol region.


1988 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Beginning in 1988, Robredo served six terms as Mayor of Naga City in Camarines Sur.
1995 37 Years Old …  In 1995, in recognition of his skills and competence as a leader and development manager, Robredo was elected President of the League of Cities of the Philippines, the national association of city mayors. … Read More


1998 40 Years Old His three terms as mayor ended on June 30, 1998.
2000 42 Years Old In recognition of his achievements as Naga City mayor, Robredo was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 2000, the first Filipino mayor so honored.
2001 43 Years Old He was again elected as City Mayor in 2001 and finished his second three terms on June 30, 2010.


2010 52 Years Old 1 More Event
He was appointed to the Cabinet of President Aquino in July 2010. … Read More
On August 18, 2012, he boarded a Piper PA-34 Seneca in Cebu City to fly to Naga City, however the airplane's pilots decided to make an emergency landing at the Moises R. Espinosa Airport in Masbate City due to engine failure. … Read More
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