Miriam College, Quezon City
2 August 2013

“August is declared as Jesse Robredo Month,” says Harvey Keh, lead convenor of the Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance, during the launching of the Jesse Robredo Documentary held at the Little Theater in Miriam College, Quezon City.

The 20-minute documentary features the ‘Tsinelas leadership’ of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, known for being a beloved city mayor of Naga City and how he championed the rights of the urban poor as well as the rights of persons with disabilities to public education, aside from exemplifying transparency and good governance as a government official.

The Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance also organized a month-long activities to commemorate the death anniversary of Sec. Jesse Robredo which includes: Remembering Jesse: A Commemoration Dinner in Club Filipino on August 8; Yapak Natin: A Tsinelas Walk for Jesse Robredo in Quezon Memorial Circle on August 11; ANC Airing: Participatory Governance, Jesse Robredo’s Legacy on August 13; opening of Jesse Robredo Exhibit at SM Cebu on August 15; Naga Study Visit in Naga, Camarines Sur on August 15 to 16; offering of flowers in Masbate on August 17; Mobility Mission (Physicians for Peace) in Pinit, Camarines Sur on August 17, Naga, Camarines Sur on August 18 and Passi, Iloilo on August 25; mass in Naga and Manila on August 18; Tsinelas Giving and Storytelling in Estero de San Miguel on August 24; and screening of Jesse Robredo Documentary to public school students at the Leong Hall in Ateneo de Manila University.

The late Sec. Jesse Robredo died on August 18 last year after his plane crashed in the sea near the coast of Masbate.