Tuesday, August 21, 2012
National Days of Mourning for DILG Jesse Robredo
In honor of the late DILG Secretary Robredo, the Philippines is going to observe days of mourning. Here is the news:
MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino signed last night Proclamation No. 460, declaring National Days of Mourning for Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo starting yesterday until the day of his interment.
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Aquino signed the proclamation upon arriving from Naga City where he escorted the body of Robredo back to his family from Masbate City, site of the plane crash that killed the secretary and two pilots.
As provided for by law, the proclamation said the national flag “shall be lowered to half mast from sunrise to sunset in all government buildings and installations in the Philippines and in our posts abroad, for a period of six days.”
From yesterday until the date of internment, the national flag shall be lowered to half mast in Malacañang, the City of Naga, and in all offices and installations of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Local Government Academy, National Police Commission, Philippine National Police and Philippine Public Safety College.