MANILA (25-Aug-2012/PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Aug. 28, which falls on a Tuesday, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Naga, Camarines Sur, in view of the interment of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo, who died in a plane crash off the coast of Masbate on Aug. 18.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration, through Proclamation No. 461, signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on Aug. 24 to give the people of the City of Naga the opportunity to honor and show their respect for the late Secretary.
“Earlier, the City Government of Naga issued a resolution requesting the Office of the President to declare Tuesday, August 28, the day of Secretary Robredo’s interment, a non-working day. This is to allow the people of Naga to participate in the State Funeral and pay their last respects to their beloved former mayor and Secretary of the Interior,” according to Bulletin No. 8 released by the Committee on Funeral Arrangements and Burial of the late Secretary Robredo.
The funeral mass for the late Secretary Robredo will take place in the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
“This will be followed by the rendering of full military honors at 11 a.m., and by the conclusion of the State Funeral at Funeraria Imperial, where the remains of the late Secretary will be cremated,” the bulletin said. (PNA)