Popularly known as the “man of the masses” as was accorded to then President Magsaysay,  the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo was to the sector, a well loved “kasangga” and champion.  Mindful of his 2 blind kins, he tried to be present in as many gatherings as he could, rooting for “disability inclusive governance and participation” nationwide,  such as in national/local elections.




On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, the Council was touched after receiving his heartwarming letter, days after his interment in his hometown, thanking NCDA for conferring the DILG’s ‘PWD-friendly Website Award”, during the 34th NDPR Week.  His message, marked by his legacy as a dedicated public servant, posted here as follows, has no doubt lifted many sagging spirits among many Council staff, brought about by the recent calamities and day-to-day concerns.

From NCDA Officers and staff, mabuhay po kayo mahal naming Kalihim Jesse Robredo!