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Sunday 23 August 2015

August 18 as ‘Jesse Robredo Day’

RA 10669 an  act shall be known as “Jesse Robredo Day

The President Aquino had already declared August 18 as a special working holiday to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country to commemorate the late interior secretary’s dedication to public service for his remaining days in office. The declaration was made after Robredo’s third death anniversary where Aquino had attended at Naga City.
Jesse Manalastas Robredo (born on May 27, 1958 at Naga, Camarines Sur), who was appointed as interior and local government secretary in 2010 who then replaced by Mar Roxas, died in a plane crash off Masbate coast on August 18, 2012. He left her wife Leni Robredo and her three daughters namely Jillian Therese Robredo, Jessica Marie Robredo and Janine Patricia Robredo.

Let’s see what’s inside the RA 10669.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled.

SECTION 1. Title. – This Act shall be known as “Jesse Robredo Day”.

SEC. 2. Special Working Holiday. – August 18 of every year is hereby declared as “Jesse Robredo Day”, which shall be a special working holiday, to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country. In the event that the holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday shall be observed on the Friday of that week.

SEC. 3. Implementing Agency. – The Department of Education shall plan and implement activities for the “Jesse Robredo Day”, and ensure that Jesse Robredo’s legacy of good governance and leadership is given emphasis to encourage students to continue the same for the good of the Philippines and the Filipino people.

SEC. 4. Separability Clause. – If any provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity and effectivity of the other provisions hereof.

SEC. 5. Repealing Clause. – All laws, decrees, orders and issuances or portions thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

SEC. 6. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days following its publication in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.

Signed on August 18, 2015.

Yes, Jesse Manalastas Robredo had legacy of good governance and leadership not only on his own town but also on his own country. But is it enough for our president to declare August 18 as Robredo’s Day? You may cite your reaction as if you agree or not. 

Office of the President
Government of the Philippines

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