House Resolution No. 281, s. 2012

H. Res. No. 2739

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
House of Representatives
Metro Manila
Fifteenth Congress
Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.

RESOLUTION NO. 281

RESOLUTION CONCURRING WITH THE POSTHUMOUS CONFERMENT OF THE QUEZON SERVICE CROSS TO JESSE M. ROBREDO

WHEREAS, the late Jesse M. Robredo was nominated by His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III for conferment of the Quezon Service Cross, the highest recognition of the Republic of the Philippines;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Joint Resolution No. 4 dated October 21, 1946, entitled “Joint Resolution to Create the Quezon Service Cross for Exemplary Service to the Nation in Memory of the Late President Manuel L. Quezon”, His Excellency has requested the concurrence and approval of Congress for the posthumous conferment of the Quezon Service Cross upon the late Jesse M. Robredo;

WHEREAS, as Mayor of Naga City, he established a brand of public service that was fueled by humility, selflessness and dedication, which earned him the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Good Governance in 2000 and a number of other accolades;

WHEREAS, as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, he continued his commitment to true transformative change, and institutionalized a virtuous cycle in the agency, establishing a full disclosure policy and awarding seals of good housekeeping to local governments that performed well;

WHEREAS, he showed his countrymen, not just through words, but through actions, how true public servants must act, with the Filipino people foremost in mind, regardless of personal cost or danger;

WHEREAS, the values, ideals and service demonstrated by Secretary Jesse M. Robredo compare favorably to the standard exemplified in public service of the late President Manuel L. Quezon: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, To concur with the posthumous conferment by the President of the Philippines of the Quezon Service Cross on the late Jesse M. Robredo.

Adopted,

(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker

This Resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on September 3, 2012.

(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General