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JESSE ROBREDO: Well loved by Bicolanos.

He was a good man. One of the FEW GOOD MEN in the Aquino government today.  He was very honorable.

Our family knows him personally. When he was still the Mayor of Naga City, I often bumped into him in puruntong shorts and slippers in one of the stores we mutually frequent way back then in Naga City  He is so low profile, often walking alone without any bodyguards in the streets of Naga City.

He was very friendly to everyone, even to those he hardly knows. He was very approachable and he responded to queries may it be in person or in FB when he was still the mayor.
He was a dedicated family man.  I remember him carrying his daughter during one of his walks in the city street.
He is a loving father to his three daughters:

  1. Aika
  2. Trish
  3. Jillian

He was a loyal husband to Attorney Leni Gerona-Robredo.
The Honorable Jesse Robredo belongs to a well-off family in Naga but he remained humble.
Father and daughter. Hon. Jess Robredo with daughter Aika Robredo.
Trish, Aika and Jillian Robredo

Hon. Jesse Robredo with other "voyadores" during last year's Penafrancia Fiesta
"Voyadores" is an altered form of the Spanish word vogadores, which means seafarers. Loosely, "voya" means "to transport something to another place." So, the "voyadores" transport something to another place.

During Penafrancia Fiesta, voyadores are male devotees who serve as secondary layer of human cordon during the procession, wherein the image is paraded along the major city streets and then into the Naga River for the fluvial parade. The image of Ina (Mother), the Our Lady of Penafrancia, is transferred to a pagoda or vessel pulled by boats paddled by voyadores.




Hon. Jesse Robredo with wife attorney Leni Gerona-Robredo and daughter Aika in Malaysia.
Hon. Jesse Robredo with wife attorney Leni Gerona-Robredo at the Great Wall of China.

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