The Museo ni Jesse Robredo opened in Naga City Friday, just in time for the fifth death anniversary of former Naga City Mayor and Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, who died in a plane crash in 2012.
National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairperson Rene Escalante described the museum as a "governance and teaching museum" as it showcases the kind of governance Jesse displayed as a local chief executive of Naga for two decades.
He added that the Museo ni Jesse Robredo pays tribute to the exemplary life and legacy of good governance of the long-time local executive.
The museum has four galleries filled with Jesse's photos, personal items (clothes and shoes he wore when he was alive), awards, letters to her daughter Aika, informative displays and interactive features.
The NHCP funded the museum and will shoulder its operational expenses.
Entrance to the museum is free. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It is located at Naga Civic Center, J. Miranda Avenue cor. Taal Avenue, Naga City, Bicol.