Jesse honored with ‘tsinelas’ art exhibit

Published May 31, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Raymund F. Antonio

Jesse Robredo
Jesse Robredo

A museum dedicated to the life and legacy of late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo has a “tsinelas” art installation and a special exhibit featuring his photographs for the public.

No less than ex-interior secretary’s widow, Vice President Leni Robredo, led the unveiling of the art installation and ribbon cutting of the “Para Kay Jesse” exhibit Sunday at the Museo ni Jesse Robredo in Naga City last weekend.

The exhibit features 60 faces of Jesse inside a room filled with memorabilia showing his life.

Robredo said the exhibit will run until June 18.

This was unveiled in her husband’s home city coinciding with his 60th birth anniversary.

Together with their relatives, friends, and political allies, the Vice President attended a mass in commemoration of Secretary Jesse’s birthday at the museum.

Jesse was a longtime mayor of Naga before he was appointed to the Department during the time of then President Benigno Aquino III. He was known for his trademark “tsinelas” brand of leadership.

Jesse, who received the 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service, died in a plane crash off Masbate last August 18, 2012. His body was found after three days of grueling search operations.