Schools Nationwide to discuss DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo’s Life & Legacy

BLOG-PH File Photo: DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo during a presscon at DENR Building (taken Aug. 2011)

As a tribute to the late Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse M. Robredo, all schools nationwide will have a discussion about his life today, August 28, the day of his funeral.

Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro FSC instructed all Department of Education Regional Directors to disseminate a module developed by DepEd Region V where Robredo served as Mayor of Naga City for 19 years before being appointed as Cabinet Secretary under the Aquino administration.

“It is important for our students to understand why the whole nation is mourning the loss of Sec. Jesse. There is much to learn about his life, his principles, his commitment to public service and his dedication to the common good” Luistro said.

Two modules were distributed to schools – one for Araling Panlipunan and another one for Values Education. The module for Araling Panlipunan includes topics on good governance and public service. To demonstrate the importance of the family as an institution and its role in building better community relationships, the module for Values Education will highlight Robredo’s example as a family man.

“If our students recognize honest and dedicated public servants as the norm rather than the exception, this will help accelerate the process of social transformation, then Sec. Jesse would not have died in vain” ended Luistro.

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