MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday signed Republic Act 10669, declaring Aug. 18 of every year as “Jesse Robredo Day”.
President Aquino declared Aug. 18 as a special working holiday to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country to commemorate the late interior secretary’s dedication to public service.
According to Republic Act 10669, if the holiday falls on a weekend, it will be observed on the Friday of that week.
The Department of Education has been mandated to implement the activities for the “Jesse Robredo Day” to ensure that Robredo’s “legacy of good governance and leadership is given emphasis to encourage students to continue the same for the good of the Philippines and the Filipino people”.
Robredo, who was appointed as interior and local government secretary in 2010, died in a plane crash off Masbate coast on Aug. 18, 2012.
On Tuesday, President Aquino attended the commemoration of his third death anniversary in Naga City, Camarines Sur. (PNA)