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History of the Filipino of the Year award

THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS (from left): Mary Ariene Baltazar, Merlina Suñas, Gertrudes Luy, Benhur Luy, Marina Sula and Simonette Briones  ALANAH TORRALBA

The honor first went to chief vulcanologist Raymundo Punongbayan, since passed on, for his heroic and single-handed efforts to save lives and educate Filipinos during the Mt. Pinatubo eruptions.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Naga remembers Jesse with ‘Tsinelas Walk,’ exhibit

PICTURES of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo are  exhibited at SM City Cebu. LITO TECSON / CDN

A year after losing a well-loved Nagueño, the city of Naga commemorated the first death anniversary of Jesse Robredo, who was mayor here for 19 years before he became interior secretary, with a parade of tsinelas (slippers)-clad constituents and an exhibit of some of his 3,000 plus images taken by different photographers in this city.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Still hurting, Robredo aide says he’s moved on

The Late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo

June Abrazado said he has moved on. But it was not easy, said the close-in security aide of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, having had to meet with people who have blamed him for the tragic death of the beloved public figure.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leni Robredo takes first plane ride since her husband’s last trip


Since her husband’s death last year, Camarines Sur Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo had refused to ride a plane. But the widow of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo took her first commercial flight to Cebu on Thursday when she retraced her husband’s last trip that ended in a tragic plane crash in Masbate that killed him, pilot Capt. Jessup Bahinting and student pilot Kshitiz Chand, a Nepalese, on Aug. 18, 2012.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Servant leadership


The late interior and local government secretary Jesse Robredo is best remembered for his leadership style and values.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Honor Robredo’s legacy, Cebu City officials told


Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon called on fellow city officials to honor the late secretary Jesse Robredo’s legacy of transparent, accountable and responsive local governance. In a privilege speech in yesterday’s City Council session, Dizon suggested that officials do this by observing the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) started by Robredo at the Department of Interior [...]

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Leni to retrace Jesse’s last journey


As a way of commemorating the first death anniversary of good governance champion, Jesse Robredo, on Aug. 18, his widow and now Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo would visit Cebu and Masbate, the last places the local government secretary was seen alive.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Robredo pushes for congressional probe on pork barrel scam

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The widow of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo will push for an impartial and thorough investigation of the alleged scam that surrounded the implementation of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of senators and members of the House representatives.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino, Leni Robredo lead happy, teary memory telling of Jesse


At a dinner to commemorate the memory of late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo on Thursday, President Benigno Aquino III said he could not stop looking at Jesse’s smiling face on the tarpaulin onstage.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Leni Robredo to retrace husband’s final moments on first death anniversary

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo. FILE PHOTO

On the first anniversary of her husband’s untimely death, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo will visit the site off Masbate where his plane crashed.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Standing ovation for war vet, social justice champ

ROLE MODELS  Edmundo F. Nolasco (in wheelchair) leads this year’s recipients of the Ateneo’s Traditional University Awards with the Lux in Domino Award. Other awardees are (from left) the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, represented by wife Leni; Sr. Michelle Gamboa; lawyer Christian Monsod; and Dr. Resil Mojares. They are flanked by Dr. Antonette Palma-Angeles (left) and Jose Ramon Villarin, president of Ateneo.  RAFFY LERMA

The first and only other time Edmundo F. Nolasco addressed the Ateneo de Manila University community was on March 30, 1949.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Leni Robredo visits House

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Newly-proclaimed Camarines Sur representative, Leni Robredo, paid a visit to the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Single yellow flip-flop is fitting symbol for Robredo’s widow


The late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo’s widow is literally following in his footsteps.

Posted: May 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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