'He lived a full life'

Posted at Aug 23 2012 01:28 PM | Updated as of Aug 23 2012 09:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Atty. Leni Robredo on Thursday said she has no regrets that her husband, Secretary Jesse Robredo, became head of the Department of the Interior and Local Government after 19 years of service in local politics.

Mrs. Robredo said her husband’s non-confirmation before the Commission on Appointments was not something she regretted.

“Alam ko na he lived a full life. He fulfilled all his dreams…Sinasabi niya ‘Quotang-quota na ako.’ Wala na daw siyang panaginip sa sarili niya, sa mga anak niya na lang daw. He was saying his cup was overflowing. Parati niyang sinasabi – yung mga nangyayari ngayon hindi ko naman pinanaginip. Sobra-sobra na ito and I think he was prepared to face the Lord,” she said.

She said that her husband was always going to confession, sometimes 2-3 times a month. “He was ready. I did not even question why he was taken early,” she said.