Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang
25 August 2012
Family, friends, colleagues, and supporters of Secretary Jesse Robredo came together to offer a holy mass in his honor during his State Funeral at the Kalayaan Hall in Malacañang.
The main mass presider, Fr. Alvin Paras, OFM, who is also a Bicolano remembered in his homily how Sec. Robredo loved his family the way he loved the people he served and how his faith in God guided him throughout his service. Another priest and friend of the Secretary, Fr. Arnold Abelardo, SJ, described that the love and admiration of the Filipino people to the late SILG is comparable to the Philippine flag that wholly embraces his casket.
The public viewing of the remains which was supposed to end at 5:00 p.m. was extended as per the Robredo family’s request.
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