Statement of Secretary Edwin Lacierda:
On the unified hashtag and the Jesse Robredo tribute page
[Released on August 21, 2012]
On August 18, 2012, a plane carrying DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo crashed off the coast of Masbate. Three days later, the remains of Secretary Jesse and the two pilots were recovered. The nation is united in grief and gratitude to one of her finest and most honorable servant-leaders.
We invite everyone to pay tribute to the exemplary life and work of Secretary Jesse through testimonials and remembrances. In consultation with the media, we encourage our fellow citizens to use the unified hashtag #salamatjesse for their Twitter messages. We also invite all those who wish to share their thoughts, memories, and messages of sympathy for the Robredo family to please visit www.gov.ph/salamatjesse, which has been established by the Official Gazette in partnership with the DILG and Team Robredo.