By: Elena Grace Flores
Jesse Manalastas Robredo or Jesse Robredo was the husband of Leni Robredo. He served as a Filipino statesman who served as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government in the administration of President Benigno Aquino III from 2010 to until his death in 2012 when the twin engine aircraft he was boarding plunges into sea. He is always remembered as a mayor of his hometown in Naga City to be a good, honest and hardworking mayor who led by example.
As Joy Lutio puts it: I am sure that if Jesse were on Leni’s shoes right now, he would never be comfortable with whatever slim lead he has over BBM – given all the doubts on the honesty of canvassing. Probably, he will even be the first to demand a recount or he might not even accept the win under all the doubt and uncertainty. Definitely, he will not be a party to any manipulation of votes.
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