Quezon Service Cross award conferred on Robredo

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Late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Monday conferred the Quezon Service Cross on late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo for his exemplary service to the country.

The Quezon Service Cross is the highest award the republic could bestow on a Filipino for exemplary service into the country “in such a manner and degree as to add prestige to the Philippines or to contribute to the lasting benefit of its people.’’

The award was conferred with the concurrence of the Senate and the House of Representatives on the 100th day since Robredo perished in a plane crash in the waters off Masbate on Aug 18.

With the posthumous award, Robredo joined the ranks of Carlos P. Romulo, Emilio Aguinaldo, the late President Ramon Magsaysay and the late Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., former awardees.

“By conferring him the award, we are recognizing his contributions to the new spring of the republic that we are now experiencing,’’ Aquino said in his speech during the rites in Malacañang.

Robredo’s wife Leni, joined by their three daughters, accepted the award from the President.

She said her family would “forever be grateful that he has not been forgotten.’’ She said that for Robredo to join the company of Romulo, Aguinaldo, Magsaysay and Aquino was “truly a huge honor.’’

“Jesse always believed that good governance can be the conclusion to our unfinished revolution. This revolution can be achieved in this administration under a President who leads his people under a `daang matuwid’ (straight and narrow path),’’ she said.

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  • UrHONOR

    JUST WONDERING….magkakaroon kaya ng ARROYO AWARD later on?  At kung magkakaroon, sino naman kaya ang mga karapatdapat na mabigyan ng award na ito?

  • CmdrAdobo

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    I was inspired by this simple man with full of humility in his leadership. I got good personal/family result.

    His wife said, always look on positive side to move forward…. same applied by Sec. Jesse, because if not probably Naga City never move forward because of political distortion of Congressman Luis R. Villafuerte in that place.

    I applied to my self…..FOCUS TO YOUR GOAL….do action to achieved quality result.

    Late Sec. Jesse deserved whatever highest honor recognation, by  award, support(to family). He give his best in leadership in action as an example in public service and governance.

  • cantonese

    Weather  weather ika nga. Tignan mo itong si Robledo, Sisibakin na sa puwesto pero na disgracia bago sibakin,  Ano na ngayon?? Isang bayaning sisibakin? Ay Ka Indo, medyo malabo yata ang award na ito. PEKE .

  • boybakal

    Good but late.

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