Today, August 27, 2012, the casket bearing the remains of the late Secretary Jesse M. Robredo departed Naga City Hall for the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia. Departure honors were rendered by the Philippine National Police (PNP) at City Hall. The funeral cortege went around Naga City en route to the Basilica where the PNP rendered arrival honors.
An August 28, 2012, press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: Albert Valenciano, Philippine Labor Attache to Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reported that the 98 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom who filed a labor case before the Saudi Labor Court against their employer, Al Swayeh Company, for non-payment of wages and end-of-service benefits (ESBs) have already received payments for their unpaid salaries and ESBs and that 64 of them are already awaiting repatriation pending release of their exit visas.
Napatunayan din nating hinuhubog ang bayani hindi lang sa husay sa pakikidigma, pagharap sa bala o sa pagdidilig ng sariling dugo sa lupang sinilangan. Maipapamalas din ito sa pagsasantabi ng sariling interes, at sa paggawa ng tama nang walang hinahangad na kapalit o pagkilala.
The following is the schedule for the public viewing, ceremonies, and transfer of the remains of Secretary Jesse M. Robredo from Naga City Hall to the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia in Naga City, Monday, August 27, 2012.
On Sunday, August 26, 2012, the remains of Secretary Jesse M. Robredo will be brought back to the City of Naga. The following is the schedule for the transfer and necrological services for August 26.
An August 25, 2012 press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario was in Beijing on Saturday to visit Philippine Ambassador to China Sonia Cataumber Brady who is recovering well after a stroke.
In observance of the National Heroes Day, the Passport Division of the Office of Consular Affairs, DFA will be closed on Monday, August 27 2012. In view thereof, no appointments shall be scheduled on that date for processing.
An August 25, 2012, press release from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in partnership with various veterans groups, and Tarlac local government units, will launch on Sunday (August 26) a greening project aimed at growing trees along the historic Death March Trail—the 111-kilometer trail from Bataan to San Fernando, Pampanga, which some 60,000 Filipino and 15,000 American soldiers trekked under the Japanese Imperial Army from April 9 to 15, 1942.