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Robredo wake
The wife of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, Atty. Leni and daughters Aika, Patricia and Jillian sprinkle Holy Water to the remains of Robredo during the Holy Mass for the public viewing at the Archbishop’s Palace in Naga City Tuesday night (August 21). President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 460, declaring National Days of Mourning starting August 21 to mark the death of the former DILG Chief until his interment. The national flag will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset in all government buildings in the Philippines and in the country’s posts abroad for a period of six days. (Ryan Lim, MPB, NPPA Images).

National Days of mourning for Robredo

23 August 2012

National Days of mourning

President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 460 s. 2012, proclaiming August 21 until Robredo's interment National Days of Mourning.

This entails that the national flag will be at half-mast from sunrise to sunset in all government offices and landmarks, even posts in abroad for six days.

"Furthermore, from today, August 21, 2012 until the date of internment, the national flag shall be lowered to half-mast in Malacañan Palace, the City of Naga, and in all offices and installations of the DILG, BFP, BJMP, LGA, NAPOLCOM, PNP and PPSC," the proclamation said.

The Committee on Funeral Arrangements said public viewing of Robredo's remains in Naga City will continue until Thursday. On Friday, Robredo's remains will be transported from Naga City to Malacañan Palace.

Secretary of Communications Ramon A. Carandang issued this schedule for those who want to pay respects to Robredo:

August 22, Wednesday

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Mass
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – wake
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Mass
6:00 p.m. onwards – wake

August 23, 2012, Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Mass
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – wake
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Mass
6:00 p.m. onwards – wake