By TJ Burgonio
He contributed to the “new spring” in the country, President Aquino said of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo on whom he posthumously conferred on Monday the Quezon Service Cross, the highest award the republic could bestow on a Filipino for exemplary service.
Exactly 100 days after his death, the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo will receive the highest award the country “can bestow on any Filipino.”
The Quezon Service Cross, one of the highest national orders in the country, was created on Oct. 21, 1946, through a joint resolution of the Republic’s First Congress. Given to Filipino citizens for exemplary service to the nation, it is conferred by the President with the concurrence of Congress. Recipients of the award include Emilio [...]