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Leni OK with seeing Jesse’s things at home. Here’s why

Nov 2, 2015 @ 10:55

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has admitted she still can’t let go of the personal effects left behind by her late husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, even if he passed away three years ago.

In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer over the weekend, Leni said she has preserved even the last pieces of clothing— gym attire— that her husband used before he left for Cebu. The multi-awarded government official died when his plane crashed on August 19 following his engagement in the Visayan province.

“I just brushed off the dusts. The night before he left for Cebu, he left a Coke in can in our room. It is still there. He has other clothes somewhere inside our room but I don’t disturb them,” Leni said.

The lawmaker, who’s running for vice president under the Liberal Party, said she and her children have tried storing away Jesse’s belongings several times following his death but she just could not do it.

However, she said she has given away all of the new clothing he never used, which were mostly gifts.

Even after talking to widows on how she could move on, Leni said she still finds it difficult to let go of her husband’s personal belongings.

“It is a feeling of clinging on to his memories embedded on the things that belonged to him. That’s why I don’t disturb the belongings he left behind. It’s like if I disturb them, I am letting him go,” she said.

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