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A sudden loss, a life so fragile. He was the kind of man people would be proud to be. In the midst of such a loss, we are beset by things that are often so hard to understand - that good people like him have to be the first to go. Sec. Jesse Robredo was the first Filipino government leader who was a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award.
His brief stint as DILG secretary gave the Filipinos a benchmark what genuine public service is all about. To his dying days, he was the Filipino servant first, and ideal family man, second. Great men like him will be long remembered.
Our deepest condolences to his family and those of his companions' families -- Capt. Jessup Bahinting and co-pilot KShitiz Chand, who perished with him. Prayers are therefore enjoined for their souls to be where they rightfully belong -- in God's loving kindness. Amen.