We're liveblogging the state funeral for the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
Final rites for DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo is about to start.
@carmelafonbuena is at the Basilica Minore, covering the Requiem Mass live
Backgrounder: The Basilica is the home of Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, fondly called Ina by Bicolanos. The late Jesse Robredo was a devotee
The concelebrated requiem mass is being officiated by Fr. Manuel Nicolas, SDB, and Fr. Kulandairaj Ambrose of the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP).
First Reading: A reading from the book of Wisdom. Dr Gail Robredo, Sec Jesse's niece, is reading.
Second reading, by Jillian Robredo.
The choir for today's Requiem Mass is the University of Nueva Caceres Glee Club. #SalamatJesse (via @pcdspo)
The Missionaries of the Poor is one of Jesse Robredo's favorite charities. Atty Leni Robredo earlier asked people to donate to the charities in lieu of sending flowers