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Aquino to confer posthumous award on Robredo

/ 01:06 PM August 27, 2012

President Aquino watches honor guards carry the flag-draped casket of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo during the departure ceremony at Malacañang on Sunday. Robredo’s remains were flown to his hometown, Naga City, on the same day. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines– President Benigno Aquino III will confer posthumously the Philippine Legion of Honor with the rank of chief commander on the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

The award, which is the highest a sitting president can bestow without congressional approval, will be given after to Robredo after the funeral mass on Tuesday.

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Aquino cited Robredo’s life achievement as head of the Department of Interior and Local Government and mayor of Naga City.

Robredo, 54, and two others died in a plane crash in Masbate last August 18.

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He will be laid to rest hin his hometown Tuesday.

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