P-Noy's Conferred (posthumous) on the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, 28 August 2012
Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, Naga City, | News Release below | President Aquino confers on the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo the Philippine Legion of Honor President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred on Tuesday the Philippine Legion of Honor with the rank of Chief Commander (posthumous) on the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, who died in a plane crash off the coast of Masbate on August 18. The Philippine Legion of Honor is considered the highest award the President can bestow on an individual without the need for approval of Congress. The award was conferred on the late Secretary Robredo for his achievements as Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and as Mayor of Naga City, according to a citation read by Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio B. Abad during the conferment ceremonies. "For being an advocate, as Mayor of Naga City from 1988 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2010, and Secretary of Interior and Local Government, of true and transformative change which led to a revitalized city and a vibrant culture of transparency, accountability, and people empowerment," the citation said. "For being a mentor to public servants who are likewise supportive of change; for choosing to tread the straight and righteous path, even at the risk of political persecution, instead of taking the easy and crooked road of the unprincipled," the citation continued. "For institutionalizing a virtuous <b>...</b>
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