Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Jesse Robredo's father, 91, dies

NAGA CITYFormer Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo's father, Jose Chan-Robredo, Sr., passed away yesterday, January 20, Camarines Sur Third District Rep. Leni Robredo announced on Facebook.

Jesse Robredo and father Jose Chan-Robredo, Sr.
Jesse Robredo and father Jose Chan-Robredo, Sr.
Photo via Rep. Leni Robredo
"Papa completely lost his sight to retinitis pigmentosa when Jesse was only 5," she said.

The Congresswoman, in her tribute to her father-in-law, added that "[Chan-Robredo, Sr.] was Jesse 's ultimate inspiration and was a poster boy for one who has defied the greatest odds."

Chan-Robredo was married to Marcelina Manalastas, who passed away in 2013.BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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