Earlier today, the casket bearing the remains of Secretary Jesse M. Robredo departed Naga City via chartered airplane en route to Metro Manila. Upon arrival at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, the President and members of his Cabinet escorted the remains to Malacañan Palace where military honors, including a 19-gun salute, were rendered to the late Secretary.
The late Secretary Robredo now lies-in-state in Kalayaan Hall, Malacañan Palace where memorial services will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 pm. A mass will follow at 6:00 pm and public viewing will ensue from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
During the public viewing, access for the public to Kalayaan Hall will be through Gate 7 of Malacañan Palace. For family and friends, access will be through Gate 6. For food and other donations, please send them to Gate 4.
The following is the schedule of the public viewing and ceremonial services from Friday to Saturday:
(August 24, 2012)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Memorial service sponsored by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), attached agencies and Local Government Leagues
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Memorial service sponsored by Urban Poor Groups
4:30 p.m. –5:30 p.m. – Memorial service sponsored by Kaya Natin Movement
6:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. – Mass
7:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m. – Public viewing
(August 25, 2012)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Public Viewing
6:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. – Public Mass
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Memorial service sponsored by the Liberal Party of the Philippines
8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Memorial service sponsored by fellow Cabinet Members