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Memories of ‘The Yard’

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It was Thanksgiving Day in the US, and I came from the Annual Thanksgiving dinner of the Harvard Club of the Philippines. One of our special guests for the evening was Jessica Marie “Aika” Robredo, eldest daughter of the late and much-lamented Secretary Jesse Robredo, and this delightful, well-spoken young woman shared with us her memories of life in Boston when the entire Robredo family moved there for a year while Secretary Jesse pursued his master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government during the 1998-1999 school year. Listening to Aika Robredo’s happy stories of the year they spent in Boston (she was in fifth grade at the time) brought to mind a very special year that I spent in the East Coast.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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