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MANILA, Philippines -- The late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo will be accorded a state funeral and Malacanang has formed a committee to make the arrangements.
Memorandum Circular No. 36, signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., created the committee to be headed by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office.
"Its task will be to make all the necessary arrangements for the official honors and state funeral for the late Jesse M. Robredo, in keeping with protocol, our laws, and the wishes of the bereaved family," Ochoa said.
"The committee may call on any government entities and enjoin the support of concerned non-government organizations and the private sector as may be necessary to assist in the performance of its functions," he added.
The committee is made up of representatives from the Department of Interior and Local Government, Office of the Presidential Spokesperson, PCDSPO, Presidential Appointments Office, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Presidential Security Group, Office of Presidential Protocol, Malacañang Social Office, and the city government of Naga.