I woke up to the sad news that Sec. Robredo’s body was found inside the plane. I’m deeply saddened about the demise of a man I have not met but only know through reputation. That does not diminish from the fact that the Philippines lost a great man. It’s also a sad coincidence that his body was found during the death anniversary of another great Filipino.
We will only truly lose Sec. Robredo if we do not take up his cause and follow his example. A true servant leader, he embodies what a great Filipino public servant should be.
Paraphrasing from Tony Meloto “When a hero falls from the sky, many others will learn to fly” A true Filipino hero fell from the sky. Let it be our duty to learn to fly and soar to the heights that Sec. Robredo dared to glide.
God speed Sec. Jesse. You will be missed not only by your family but by the entire Filipino nation. Take heart that a whole nation is in tears because of your early demise. It means you are loved and cherished. In the world of politics very few people have the same respect we have for you. Look after the nation from heaven. We will see you again some day. Dios Mabalos!