Jesse Robredo

Philippine politician and cabinet secretary (1958-2012)

Jesse Manalastas Robredo (May 27, 1958 – August 18, 2012) was the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines.[4] Robredo was a member of the Liberal Party.

Jesse Robredo
Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines
In office
July 9, 2010 – August 18, 2012
PresidentBenigno Aquino III
Preceded byBenigno Aquino III
Succeeded byPaquito Ochoa, Jr. (acting)[1]
Mayor of Naga City
In office
June 30, 1988 – June 30, 1998
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Personal details
Jesse Manalastas Robredo

(1958-05-27)May 27, 1958
Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
DiedAugust 18, 2012(2012-08-18) (aged 54)
Masbate City, Philippines
Cause of death2012 Philippine Piper Seneca crash
Political partyLiberal Party (Philippines)
Spouse(s)Maria Leonor "Lenny" Gerona Robredo[2][3]
ChildrenAika Robredo
Patricia Robredo
Jillian Therese Robredo[3]
Alma materAteneo de Naga University
De La Salle University
Harvard University
University of the Philippines Diliman
Far Eastern University

Until his death in 2012, Robredo was married to Leni Gerona who is the 14th and current Vice President of the Philippines.

On July 9, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III named Robredo as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government.[4] Robredo was a former Mayor of Naga City in Camarines Sur. He was the first Filipino Mayor to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 2000.

On August 18, 2012 (PHT), the aircraft carrying Robredo crashed off Masbate bay.[5] He was scheduled to attend a political event in Naga City. The Philippine Department of Interior and Local Government said that the pilot sent a distress call to the Masbate airport. The pilot was requesting an emergency landing. The plane never made it to the airport and crashed in the ocean.[6][7] His body was retrieved three days later, August 21, 800 meters from the shore and 180 feet below sea level.[8]

References change

  1., By Ira Pedrasa. "Ochoa designated as DILG OIC". ABS-CBN News.
  2. "Jesse Robredo feared dead after plane crash". Coolbuster. August 18, 2012. Archived from the original on August 31, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Robredo family hopeful but prepares for worst". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Jesse Robredo named DILG chief".
  5. Phil Secretary on Interior crashed on Masbate. ABS-CBN News, Retrieved on 2012-08-18
  6. Staff, By the CNN Wire (18 August 2012). "Philippines interior secretary missing in plane crash". CNN. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  7. Secretary Robredo crashed. GMA News, Retrieved on 2012-08-18
  8. "Robredo's body found". Office of the President (Philippines) Newsroom. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.

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Preceded by
Benigno Aquino III
Philippine Secretary of Interior and Local Government
2010 – 2012
Succeeded by
Paquito Ochoa, Jr.