The National Historical Commission of the Philippines will join the Naga City Government in commemorating the 10th death anniversary of former Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo.

The NHCP represented by Mr. Mark Anthony J. Glorioso, museum curator of Museo ni Jesse Robredo, will offer a wreath at Robredo’s tomb at Eternal Gardens, Naga City to be followed by a memorial mass. This will be followed by the inauguration of an exhibit entitled, “JESS Años: The Robredo Legacy” in the NHCP Museo ni Jesse Robredo.

Secretary Robredo rose into prominence for developing Naga City as its long-time Mayor. His programs which encouraged transparency, accountability, and people empowerment earned him several accolades, including a Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2000. He applied the same good governance principles after he was appointed Secretary of the Interior and Local Government in 2010. Unfortunately, he died in a plane crash on 18 August 2012.

The NHCP opened a museum in his honor five years later with his widow, former Vice President Leni Robredo, as guest of honor.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine historical heritage through research and publication, conservation, marking of historic sites and structures, and administration of national shrines and museums.