Jesse Robredo
Philippine politician and cabinet secretary
Jesse Robredo
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.
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Surveil -- Amina Rasul: Kuya Jesse’s tsinelas
Business World - over 3 years
HOW TIME flies! Has it really been a year since Jesse Robredo died in a plane crash? Seems like only yesterday when Jesse, Toots Ople, Corina Unson, Arlene Donaire and I entered the MPA program at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) in 1998, as Edward Mason Fellows. Leni Robredo also took a year off from working on child justice issues to be wife and mother. And occasional baby sitter for my youngest son, Peppy, then seven years old. Peppy got a big kick that his Tita Leni is now Congresswoman Robredo.
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Robredo widow now Liberal Party head in CamSur
Inquirer Business - over 4 years
NAGA CITY, Philippines – Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, widow of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, is to take over the chairmanship of the Liberal Party in Camarines Sur, which was left vacant by the death of her husband, a local party official revealed Saturday. Robredo accepted the LP provincial post upon the prodding of President Aquino and newly appointed Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, according to Alberto Bercasio, treasurer of the LP in Camarines Sur. Bercasio said Robredo, a lawyer, has temporarily shelved her plan to enter the judiciary until after the 2013 midterm elections in order to focus on party work with the LP in the province. The Judicial and Bar C... Keep on reading: Robredo widow now Liberal Party head in CamSur
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Local execs told: Emulate Robredo
Inquirer Business - over 4 years
Emulate and serve at the exemplary level set by the late Interior Secretary  Jesse Robredo.   This was the challenged hurled Wednesday at local government officials by the president of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (Ulap).   “He set the highest standards of public service that are so important to transparent and effective local government,” said Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali Jr. in a press statement. “He gave all local officials strength and inspiration.”   Umali,  who is also president of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) recalled Robredo’s support for programs of local government units, especi... Keep on reading: Local execs told: Emulate Robredo
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DoLE on Robredo: ‘Friend of labor, one of its greatest generals’
Inquirer Business - over 4 years
In a statement on Friday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the agencies under it said they were one with the nation in mourning the passing of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, whom they described as a “friend of labor” who supported the agency’s fight against child labor, all forms of illegal recruitment and human trafficking.  “With his passing, the fight just lost one of its greatest generals,” the statement said.   The DoLE statement also expressed appreciation for Robredo who, as mayor of Naga City, provided the building that now houses DoLE’s provincial office in Camarines Sur and its agencies, the Technical Skills and Development Author... Keep on reading: DoLE on Robredo: ‘Friend of labor, one of its greatest generals’
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Philippines: body of MP found after plane crash - The Guardian
Google News - over 4 years
The Guardian Philippines: body of MP found after plane crash The Guardian The body of the Philippines's interior secretary, Jesse Robredo, has been found in the sea off a central province where his small plane crashed three days earlier, according to officials. Robredo's body was pulled out from the overturned fuselage of ... Philippines mourns as top politician's body foundAFP Philippine minister's body recovered from plane crashBBC News Body of missing Philippine minister foundABC Online Wall Street Journal all 1,300 news articles »
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Philippine Interior Secretary Missing
Voice of America - over 4 years
The Philippine interior minister is one of three people missing after their small plane crashed into the sea while trying to make an emergency landing in the island nation. Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, an ally of President Benigno Aquino, was traveling Saturday in a small propeller plane from the city of Cebu to his hometown, Naga city. The pilot sent out an emergency call and arranged to land on Masbate island, but never made it to the airport there. Transportation Secretary Manuel ...
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Robredo appeals to stranded persons to cooperate with rescuers
Inquirer Business - over 4 years
MANILA, Philippines—Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo urged persons stranded in flood-hit areas not to make it difficult for rescuers to evacuate them to higher grounds.   Asked in a television interview about rescue teams' problems with individuals who refuse help despite being stuck on the roofs of their homes due to massive floods, Robredo said rescuers were already risking their safety to seek out those stranded.   "Sa ganitong klaseng sitwasyon, sana lawakan ng mamamayan ang isip nila (dahil) isinusugal ng (rescuers) ang buhay nila (Situations like these, I hope our citizens could broaden their mind because these rescuers are putting t... Keep on reading: Robredo appeals to stranded persons to cooperate with rescuers
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Philippines: Metro Manila other major population centers on alert vs. Nokor rocket threat
Ground Report - almost 5 years
Manila - "If there is a change of path or adjustment Manila itself is well within the area that may be affected by falling debris from the launch." Sec. Jesse Robredo of the Dept. of Interior and Local Government. Sec. Robredo speaking on radio says that. Warnings have been issued and people are instructed to not touch or apraoch any debris from the 2nd stage boster of the rocket. "If there is a change in direction of the path of a north korean rocket test expected between the 12 and 16th then major population centers might be in the path of the rocket test and splashdown areas of a 2nd stage booster." A report issued by the office of civil defence of the Philippines has issued a briefing statement and released projected path information based on statements of North Korea's government.    
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Self-promotion - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
During People's Day last Friday, Lim ordered the enforcement of a memorandum issued by Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo prohibiting the placement of politicians' names and pictures on government project billboards and other government property
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Province among top 'mgm't performers' - Visayan Daily Star
Google News - over 5 years
Negros Oriental was among the top 10 local government units in the country chosen for management performance, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo said. Robredo made the announcement during the visit
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Robredo admits hearing corruption, abuse issues vs cops - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
MANILA, Philippines—Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo admitted hearing about the rampant corruption and abuses in the Philippine National Police. “Hindi ako aminado pero naririnig ko na (I won't admit it but I've been
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Robredo vows to wrap up investigation on dump site tragedy this week - Manila Standard Today
Google News - over 5 years
Secretary Jesse Robredo said the results of the investigation on the culpability of local government officials on the continued operation of the open dump in the city will most likely be out next week. “We are still in the process of investigation and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jesse Robredo
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 53
    His funeral was held at the Archbishop's Palace in Naga City before it was transferred to Malacañang Palace for an official wake on August 24, 2012. His remains were later brought back to his hometown of Naga and cremated. Robredo's ashes are entombed at the Eternal Gardens Memorial Park. Philippine President Aquino conferred the Philippine Legion of Honor with the rank of Chief Commander upon Robredo on August 28, 2012 just before the state funeral.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details The aircraft then crashed off the shore of Masbate Island. His aide, Police Chief Inspector June Paolo Abrazado, survived the crash. Search and recovery operations were conducted by Philippine Coast Guard/ Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force and the local government of Masbate, with assistance from a number of foreign technical divers. Robredo's body was found at 8:15 am, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 (PHT). The news was confirmed by DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas. He said the body was found off Masbate at deep. At the time of his death, Robredo was survived by his wife, lawyer Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo, and three daughters in addition to his elderly parents and siblings.
  • 2010
    Age 51
    He served for a total of nineteen (19) years as Naga City Mayor before being appointed on July 9, 2010 as Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
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    He was appointed to the Cabinet of President Aquino in July 2010.
    More Details Hide Details On August 18, 2012, the Piper PA-34-200 Seneca I aircraft carrying Secretary Robredo crashed off the shore of Masbate Island. He was scheduled to go home and watch his daughter's swimming competition in Naga City. The Philippine Department of Interior and Local Government said that the pilot sent a distress call to the Masbate airport requesting an emergency landing. The airplane never made it to the airport and crashed in the sea. Robredo's body was retrieved three days later, August 21, 800 meters from the shore and 180 feet below sea level.
  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 42
    He was again elected as City Mayor in 2001 and finished his second three terms on June 30, 2010.
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  • 2000
    Age 41
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 39
    His three terms as mayor ended on June 30, 1998.
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  • 1995
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Robredo also chairs the Metro Naga Development Council." He served as chairman of the Regional Development Council, the regional planning and coordinating body of Bicol's six provinces and seven cities, from 1992 to 1998. Benigno Aquino III was Secretary of Interior and Local Government, until Aquino named Robredo to succeed him. At least two politicians from Bicol, Luis Ortega and Luis Villafuerte, Sr. expressed opposition to Robredo's confirmation by the Commission on Appointments of which Villafuerte himself was a member. In March 2012, the Commission on Appointments bypassed Robredo's nomination.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 29
    In 1988, Robredo was elected mayor of Naga City at age 29, the youngest mayor in Philippine history.
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    Beginning in 1988, Robredo served six terms as Mayor of Naga City in Camarines Sur.
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  • 1986
    Age 27
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 11
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The university administration immediately called an assembly and warned its students against getting involved in anti-government activities – which could result in the school being closed down. In 1980, Robredo worked for the San Miguel Corporation in Mandaluyong City, in the Physical Distribution Technical Services of the General Services Division, and within six months, Robredo had hurdled two of the three levels in the division and was then sent to the finance division for another six months. When Robredo's immediate superior transferred to Magnolia Ice Cream, San Miguel Corporation's ice cream division, he was invited to come along. He was assigned to logistics planning and concurrently functioned as staff assistant to the physical distribution director.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Robredo is of ethnic Chinese descent through his paternal grandfather, who immigrated to the Philippines from Fujian province at the beginning of the 20th century, and has a Hokkien Chinese name, Lim Pieng Ti. He was the third of five siblings: he had a brother, Jose "Butch" Robredo Jr., a businessman; and three sisters: Jocelyn Robredo-Austria, who lives in the USA; Jenny Robredo-Tang; and Josephine (Penny) Robredo-Bundoc of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH). Robredo obtained his undergraduate degrees in Industrial Management Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at De La Salle University. He was later accepted as an Edward Mason Fellow and graduated with a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1999. In 1985, Robredo finished his Masters in Business Administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, as a scholar and was named the Graduate School and Faculty Organization awardee for scholarly excellence. The Far Eastern University bestowed Robredo with a doctorate in Humanities, honoris causa, during its 80th commencement exercise held at the plenary hall of the Philippine International Convention Center on April 4, 2008, recognizing his efforts to develop Naga City.
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