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Robredo to get highest honor PH can bestow



Late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo

Exactly 100 days after his death, the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo will receive the highest award the country “can bestow on any Filipino.”

Robredo will join other recipients like Presidents Emilio Aguinaldo and Ramon Magsaysay, former Senator and martyred opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr., and diplomat Gen. Carlos P. Romulo, who once served as president of the United Nations General Assembly.

They all received the Quezon Service Cross, the “top recognition a Filipino can receive from the Republic,” according to Malacañang.

“This is the highest award that the Republic of the Philippines can bestow on any Filipino,” said presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, noting the award had the “concurrence of the two houses of Congress.”

Conferment ceremonies will be held in Malacañang Monday, 100 days after Robredo was killed on Aug. 18 in a plane crash in the waters off Masbate. The plane’s pilot, Capt. Jessup Bahinting, and his Nepalese copilot, Kshitiz Chand, also died in the crash. Christian V. Esguerra


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Tags: DILG , Government , Jesse Robredo , Quezon Service Cross


  • UrHONOR

    Si GLORIA ba hindi mabibigyan din ng ganito?  :) :) :)

    • virgoyap

       At si renato corona…..ha ha ha

      • UrHONOR

        NABIGYAN na si corona ng koronang SCL ng mga pari….highest honors kuno.  Bigatin yon….nagmula pa sa kaharian ng kalangitan!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002179054106 Coco Martin

      magpakamatay muna sila :)

      • UrHONOR

        E, yon na nga ang ginagawa at nangyayari na sa palagay ko ay, huwag naman sana…. nalalapit na!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    DI NAMAN SIYA MAGALING PINAHIYA NILA PILIPINAS SA BUONG MUNDO NOONG BUS HOSTAGE AT SAKA HIGH CRIME RATE PILIPINAS UNSAFE SA TURISTA AT MALILIIT NA NEGOSYO UNSAFE TALAGA SA PINAS TURISTA NA NAG SASABI LALO NA MGA AMERICANO” ANG SAFE NA LUGAR SINGAPORE”

    • Jerry

       toink…basahin mo kaya ang facts hindi puro ka lang ng react. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        BIGYAN MO NG PARANGAL SI CORY ANIM NA TAON BINANTAYAN ANG PRESYO NG GALUNGGONG SA PALENGKE TULARAN NINYO SINGAPORE SAFE NA LUGAR SA BUONG MUNDO PILIPINAS BANSA NG MGA CRIMINAL”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQRDASE2HXIZ6R4QQ7LETHJTS4 Arvin

      isa kapa hindi magbasa….puro dal-dal…pagkatapos mo bumasa paki comprehend bago dal-dal…hindi aasinso bayan natin sa pagiisip mo or nyo

  • Retsameht

    Dapat i-rikuminda ke pup sa batekan na megegeng santu si rubrido, kase namatay sya sa iruplano.. Piru yung ibang kasama nya na namatay den sa iruplano hende pwede mabebegyan ng award kase seno ba sela? Wala naman sela nagagawa sa pelepens deba? Samantalang se rubrido napaka dame nagagawa sa pelepens… Basta napaka dame yun, hende ko lang matandaan kong ano…

  • Luiting

    huh..??????. Paki-check nga Inquirer editors, baka may typographical error dito sa story niyo eh.   Mr. LACIERDA.. ano ito “bloopers” ano naman ang naging accomplishments ni Mr. Robredo para maihanay sa level nila Aguinaldo and Ninoy.  Parang insulto pa ito kay Robredo; lalabas na isa siyang nuisance awardee.  
    Upper and Lower House talaga bang sinang-ayunan niyo ito.. Ahem di talaga ako maka-relate eh.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Ang mundo luiting eh hindi limited sa 4 na sulok ng kweba mo. Para maka relate ka, research ka muna.  Hindi kasalanan ng mga taong nakapalibot sa iyo kung tatanga-tanga ka.

      • Luiting

        uy jose.. apat na sulok lang ba ang kuweba mo at  yan ang sinansabi mo sakin..,kahit literal na usapan  di mo pwedeng gamiting description yan.  AT  hinding-hindi ko gagamitin ang taong nakapalibot sakin para sisihin kung naging tanga man ako.. o gagamitin ko yang salitang yan kung sila ay magkakamali.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NJHIJKGVGWDZBTVNDJQN2VQZ6I Richard Henry

    Mga isip talangka. Imbes matuwa eh puro negatibo sinasabi..

    • Jerry

       agree, there are really people who are so confused sa buhay nila na itim na nakikita nila sa lahat ng bagay. pati sarili nila nangingitim sa galit at inggit.

  • Markov Chain

    I don’t even know what his accomplishments were…Hope this is not a political joke..They can award him something else you know…lower than that……I’m sure the majority of Filipinos would agree….

    • Jerry

      then read more, search mo sa google im sure you will get tons of accomplishments while the late sec was servings as Naga Mayor.

    • 12JEM

       The late J M Robredo deserves the honor of receiving the Quezon Award plus some more.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQRDASE2HXIZ6R4QQ7LETHJTS4 Arvin

      isa kapa….kung mag blogger kalang…magbasa kanang maayos at mag research….dahil doon mo ma substantiate kung ano ang tama hindi lang sa pagbabasa ng isang segment or narinig man lang…comment agad…..haay……..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H52TOW7P7RAWOOXTOLNXEPEZ4 Andy

    What a flattery and Overkill by malacanang ! yes, he gave an outstanding service to his city when he was the mayor then, but there was no any notable accomplishment he made that the whole country benefited from it when he became the DILG secretary.By giving late Robredo the honor, as the Best Mayor of the Decade instead, would be more appropriate otherwise it would be just a total flattery. This administration has been capitalizing on dead people(Peenoy’s parents and now Robredo) for political purposes.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQRDASE2HXIZ6R4QQ7LETHJTS4 Arvin

      To Andy, greatness is not only measured by Big Awards especially run by politicians…….in fact being awarded as Ramon Magsaysay (aka counterpart for Nobel Prize ) for good governance is a proof already….He’s simplicity, humble and steadfast service to the DILG, to the urban poor and to the country have ripped public appreciation and praise as we can observed is way beyond expectation….hindi siya abosado, makumbaba na mataas na public official (imagine interior government secretaty, parang chinese premier na position na ito), hindi corrupt for almost 2 decades in the government look at his house? his lifestyle? nag commute lang “BUS” in going to work or house…..

      This is different of what we see or observed to other public or elected officials…masyadong mataas akala nila they are elected or occupying high position in the government…parang sino na????? 

      You should be thankful andy………meron tayong tapat na public servant ang problema patay na….and atleast we can give praise to his greatness through this recognition…

      ikaw anong naitulong mo sa bansa? sa barangay…..sa inyo?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

        Nagba bus lang. Maganda! Pero bakit namatay sya ay naka private plane? Di ba at may kaso ng corruption si Mr. ROBREDO SA Naga? Iyon yatang kalalaban nya sa Pulitika ang nagdemanda. MAARING GAWA LANG NUNG KALABAN ANG KASO. Pero talagang maganda nagawa nya sa Naga. Pero di lang Naga ang buong Pilipinas. Nabasa ko kasi sa newspaper o tabloid na may kaso sya ng corruption sa Naga. Pero alam mo nman ang pulitika sa atin laging nagdedemandahan ang magkabilang panig.

  • CmdrAdobo

    I dont understand either why he gets an award. Maybe he’s nice, but he’s achievement is not as huge as pacquiao who gave honor to our country.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      honor wise, I agree, Pacman did bring more honor if honor be objectified and compared.

      You know they said, had Aguinaldo died at war, he would have been more famous, or had a better ending story at least.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQRDASE2HXIZ6R4QQ7LETHJTS4 Arvin

        As what Romel Mediano response, They are different great individuals…..you cannot compare apple to an orange. PACMAN will receive also the highest honor as a sportsman and not a public official unless HE will do greatness as Congressman. hope you read and understand the substance of what you are reading…..PEACE

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Actually, I do understand it completely.

        That is why I said ‘if honor be objectified and then compared.’ And so, found the common ‘fruit’ when using your analogy.

        Going back..

        I give honor and credence to someone who fought foreigners on equal ground, and overcame.

        Rather than fought erring pilipinos on the desk, and halfway thru the battle succumbed to… human error.

        And so, honor…

    • Abtik

       PACQUIAO???its different, they are not comparable…

  • virgoyap

    Mabuhay ka Robredo!! Your footsteps speaks very well!

  • blainz

    Safe to say that none of the members of the Commission on Appointments - including Luis Villafuerte Sr. - which bypassed the confirmation of this recipient twice, will never receive this honor

    The award both immortalizes Robredo’s service and the CA’s shame.

  • Hagler

    why???

  • disqusted0fu

    i dont dislike Robredo, but what is it that he did significantly to deserve the highest award someone could ever get??? this is most likely another one of those plain and simple  publicity stunt of Aquino.

    • http://www.facebook.com/flowsotelo Flow Sotelo

      What Malancanang did is to highlight the correct way of public service. And, Robredo’s example, I believe should be highlighted. It is just the government’s way of saying that: if you serve the public this way, we will treat you this way.
      Malacanang is rewarding what is very hard to duplicate.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQRDASE2HXIZ6R4QQ7LETHJTS4 Arvin

      Rodrigo deserve this award……….not because He has the so called Elite, a scientist nor a benefactor but someone who show the authentic service and greatness as a public official that is notable, simple, humble and down to earth that our country have ever produced for decades…..He’s worth immolating for any public officials and for the youth. Its about time to serve the country above self ………..   

      • DOUANE

        Rodrigo? 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

      Tama ka. Di ko maintindihan kung bakit parang blown outnof proportion itong honor honor na to. E, kung mamatay sa pagbagsak ngneroplano ang isang govt. official like , Purisima or Roxas (example lang yan) ibig sabihin highest honor din ang ibibigay? Ano bang super galing na nagawa ni Mr. ROBREDO Sa Pilipinas? Itong Presidenteng ito kung dumurog ng kalaban sobra. Kung mag over react naman sa kakampi nya over din.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Turning a 5th class city into a first class city in 2 years… Empowering his constituents and earning their trust such that he can ride a bike around, go cleaning the road with them without any bodyguard… establishing a system of governance that is now being copied all over the country if not abroad…  These deeds are recognized internationally. 

      Working as DILG Secretary, he brought these proven technique to lay down the foundation of good governance on the national level.  Too bad he died too early.  Jose Rizal was honored the same way, by planting the seed, he didn’t even come close to leading a ragtag army.

      • disqusted0fu

        but these things are just part of their job description. these are what these politicians are just supposed to do. yes, Robredo probably deserves a commendation, but not the highest one. it sort of lowers the standards of the quality of work for the rest of the politicians. now they dont have to excel in their jobs any more, they just have to do it regularly to be honored with this award. on top of that, both Robredo, and this award shouldnt be used as a publicity stunt by these abusive politicians.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        ?????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    next is beautification, followed by canonization.

    oooops… my mistek,  beatification pala.

  • Stuubs

    What if the late Robredo had been a GMA partymate,would Pnoy administration do the same honor to him ?…I don’t think so. ! The late Robredo deserved some honor due to his unselfish public service, but there are some people both in public and private sector deserves even more to receive such honor !… I hope their motive has no political color  and not use into a political slogan or campaign this coming election just to mimic the Cory effect ! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      What if the late Robredo had been a GMA partymate?

      Probably, he won’t be as it is not in his character to be on the side of corruption.  But if ever, my guess is he will be like Joker in more ways than one – the one being the name itself.

  • CmdrAdobo

    Why are you giving awards to these politicians for the work that they supposed to do?

  • $23257130

    naku ha, hindi na natapos yan award award na yan. ppppppwwwweeeehhhh. bumenta na yang pagkamatay na yan tigilan niyo na yung patay. kadiri

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    Bi nga very simple ang lifestyle ni Mr. ROBREDO. NAGBU BUS LANG SYA. PERO NAMATAY sya sakay ng private plane. Nabasa ko sa isang tabloid na may kaso ng corruption si Mr. ROBREDO. KAILAN ko lang nabasa yon after his death. Ang nagdemanda ay yung kalaban nya sa pulitika sa Naga. Dito naman kasi sa Pilipinas pag kalaban ka sa pulitika nakakasuhan ng PANDARAMBONG. Pwede namang gawa gawa lang yung bintang na yon. Maganda talaga nagawa nya sa Naga. PERO ang Pilipinas ay di Naga lamang marami pang lugar. So pwede rin sa award yung ibang deserving na Mayor kung mamamatay din sila sa pagbagsak ng eroplano. Kung hindi sorry na lang better luck next time.

    • Guest

      The Quezon Service Cross is given to outstanding Filipinos na nagbubuwis ng buhay para sa serbisyo sa bayan. Eh si Sec. Roxas, wala naman siya nun eh.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    NAKARATING AKO SA NAGA. WOW! ANG GALING NG SISTEMA. PARANG WALA KA SA PILIPINAS. SA PARK MAY GIANT SCREEN NA TV. MAGALING TALAGA SI ROBREDO. PARANG IBANG BANSA , PROGRESSIVE talaga. 1990 ako nakarating doon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKH7OBS65SZ6QW3QEC4UTPG3IA Gervis

    Sorry to say he is not good…the thing is namatay sa sa plane crash…at hindi kayang gawin yun ng ibang tao. To the award giving body…ginagawa nyo na lang bakya ang mga requirements nyo ah.

  • firmelilia_12LAF

    In the world of politics where the name of the game is amassing wealth via corruption, a politico who is incorruptible morally is one in a million.  When every other politician in this country is matter-of-coursely  doing what legally and morally they are not supposed to do, the one who does not only do what he is supposed to do but go miles more DRIVEN BY SELFLESS AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO COUNTRY AND COUNTRYMEN,  would feel sufficiently satisfied and gratified not so much by honors that would be bestowed on him but by degrees more self-fulfilling just realizing the materialization of his advocacies.  Heroes are not really aware that what they are doing are heroic.  In like manner, good politicians are great because what they do stems from the natural goodness of their person. No more, no less. People who cannot appreciate good things in people are, themselves, not worthy of appreciation.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Well said.  Those who are belittling the accomplishments could only wish to be so honored but don’t have the guts to do and accomplish the requisites to greatness.

      If only to encourage the same dedication to public service, the award is already well deserved.

  • Your_King

    This is nice and all but when he was still alive Aquino didn’t even confirm his position as DILG. Sec. Moreover, the late DILG.Sec seemed be fighting his battles against jueteng and corruption alone without the support of Aquino. I hope his battles are continued by Aquino and his Administration.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      parang baligtad yata.

      Secretaries of the Executive department serve under the pleasure of the President. So the secretary is chosen by the Prez.

      The Legislative committee on CA confirms these positions as final, and lawful.

      diba?

      • Your_King

        Bottom line somehow Aquino got Roxas to be confirmed in a few weeks but the late DILG. Sec not even for about a year and a half. Aquino just does not do anything consistently other than just not do anything.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        ah, reading between the lines you mean Aquino exerted effort on the Legislative’s panel to have Mar confirmed.

        hmmm, ok, plausible.

        kung sa bagay diba dating senador din si mar, so more acquainted sila kay mar.

        anyway, i agree.

      • Guest

        Teka kayo ba naniniwala na walang sabwatan sa plane crash incident ni Sec. Robredo? Di parang kaduda-duda.

  • DOUANE

    Highest award that the country can bestow? Will join other recipients like Emilio Aguinaldo, Ramon Magsaysay, Ninoy Aquino and Carlos P. Romulo? Am I supposed to laugh? He deserves an award, sure. But definitely not that Quezon Service Cross. Period.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chadburry28 Ako Si Chad

       as someone who enjoyed a clean respectable government he gave to us back in naga, i think he fully deserve that award, :) IMHO

      • DOUANE

        You said it yourself. Clean, respectable government that he gave to YOU BACK IN NAGA. Ang Naga ay hindi kumakatawan sa buong Pilipinas. Parang yung EDSA I at II lang yan na may mga nagalit na taga probinsiya, dahil hindi lang daw mga taga Maynila ang dapat masunod. Anyway, don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of Jessie Robredo. Didn’t I say he deserves an award? But to know that Ninoy took more than a decade (after the Marcoses left the Malacanang) to get this Quezon Service Cross award, and him for only 100 days? Outrageous!

    • Guest

      Sec. Mar Roxas is not happy. He is so inggit for the Quezon Service Cross award given to Sec. Robredo. Beee inggit beeee!

      • DOUANE

        Was I talking about Mar Roxas? Ikaw rin ba si Peerenyal_luser?

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    Not that I dislike JRobredo, but I have to call it as I see it.

    If, by comparing the late secretary’s accomplishment, we find him exceptionally above all others, then, I shall at that time agree bestowing the highest honor upon him.

    But, at the moment are there not government leaders just as humble, government workers  who are able to lead the people in  fight corruption in the most efficient way, government people who have the know how, to make plans, and implement effectively by changing the people around him, making and sharing his visions around him.

    I bet you don’t know there are there, and just as JRobredo was, they were humble, and would rather work in the background.

    Don’t they just as well deserve the same chance for the same award?

    Now, the poster above said it may be PNoy’s way is to divert attention from what his accomplishment lacks, and propel JRobredo as a hero, or in this case, a martyr, a casualty on the fight against corruption. And for that to happen, JRobredo must be personified above the rest of the people who work (efficiently, and effectively) in the  background.  He must have a different image as the one we knew him to be. And with these accolades, he shall be.

    Keep in mind that governments of the past have made idols of ordinary men. Some were exceptional, some were at the right place at the right time. Just be able to distinguish whether the idol you are raising up was true to form and not one spun to accomplish what the leaders in government use him to cover their inadequacies.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      And who that other guy/s be?

      And even if you can name a few, they are still alive and can do more and lead.  Robredo is dead and this is one of the way to remember him and to rally others to follow his example.  The dead El Cid was mounted on a horse for his people to win the war.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Precisely.

        On El Cid. It worked for the spaniards using el cid as a banner of sorts. At this story, the spaniards higher ups (& wife,i think) used elcid’s body for a push against their foe.

        Much like PNoy using someone’s memory, placing it on a high place of honor, just to get what he wants. For people to focus on something, so that they will forget other important matters that should be delivered to the people, as he had promised then.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        Is it just me or what?  Critics of the administration always have selective memories of what is evil and what has been read.  The point is again this: … this is one of the way to remember him and to rally others to follow his example. Who wouldn’t want their civil servant to follow Robredo’s example.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “The point is again this:”

        And my point again is this…..

        give honor where honor is due. give honor if honor is due.

  • Guest

    Alam mo ang nakakalungkot diyan eh di naimbestigahan yung link ni Sec. Roxas sa plane crash
    ni Sec. Robredo? Yung saddest part diyan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    PURO KAYO PROPAGANDA SI ROBREDO PINAHIYA PINAS SA BUS HOSTAGE’ TAPOS SUNOD SUNOD ANG HOLDAP PATAYAN SA METRO MANILA UNSAFE PILIPINAS SA MGA MALILIIT NA NEGOSYO AT LALO NA SA TURISTA HIGH CRIME RATE ANG PINAS”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    DEATH PENALTY LANG SULUTION SA HIGH CRIME RATE SA PINAS TULARAN SANA NATIN ANG SINGAPORE KUNG NASAAN ANG LIBO LIBONG PILIPINO NAG LILINIS NG ENEDORO



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