A very sad day to the whole Filipino nation including We, OFWs abroad and families, as Philippine authorities earlier confirmed that the lifeless body of Sec. Robredo was retrieved off Masbate waters.

Migrante-Middle East members & officers, and our families join the Filipino nation in mourning the loss of Sec.Robredo, a genuine public servant, one of a kind.

We extend our condolences to his wife & children, relatives & friends, and to all the people of Naga and the rest of Bicol.

We echo the call of other groups to let him rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. His public life, works and good deed are enough reasons to qualify that his remains be laid at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. He has done a heroic act in modelling what a good public servant is.

Salamat, Sec. Jesse!

For and in behalf of Migrante-Middle East,

(Sgd) John Leonard Monterona, regional coordinator
Migrante-Middle East, August 21, 2012