Before he died in a fatal plane crash, he was investigating drug lords and their connection to the PNP. He discovered the links to some generals, notably two who have been named publicly among 5 by President Duterte.
Jess kept the files and to avoid them being stolen, most likely kept them at his condo.
Jess informed President Aquino of his investigations. The problem, was it was no only the drug lords who had links to some PNP generals but as Jess dug deeper found they had links to Palace officials.
So when Aquino was told of the fatal plane crash, he instructed Rico Puno, Usec at DILG, to rush to the Robredo condo lo look for the files and dispose of them because they contained incriminating evidence against two Cabinet members.
If you review the report of the plane crash, there are inconsistencies in the declarations of the lone survivor which indicates the report could have been doctored. No autopsy was carried out on the body of Jess Robredo.
Why? Noboy knows.
Was it to hid could play?
It is no secret that Aquino and Robredo had sharp differences.
The president most likely asked Jess to go slow on his investigation but Jess was not the kind of man who could be dissuaded from doing his duty. Then there was no thorough investigation on what really caused the plane to crash.
The Palace did not appear to go any further other than to bury Jess as a hero to dispel questions regarding the plane crash. With Jess buried, the investigations were shelved.
Neither Mar Roxas as DILG secretary nor Leila de Lima as DOJ secretary goes further. They knew the extent of the illegal drug trade. Marcelo Gargo was a close lieutenant to Roxas. He openly supported his presidential campaign. He was in charge of the black ops against Duterte.
The other generals named by Duterte were also sympathetic to Roxas. Not surprising because they belonged to the same graduating class. Leila de Lima turned a blind to the ongoings of incarcerated drug lords in Bilibid who continued operating their shabu business from within their luxury accommodations built with the knowledge of the DOJ secretary.
Today she reportedly opposes their transfer elsewhere. Why?
She and Roxas have a lot of explaining to do.
The growth of the distribution network of illegal drugs that now encompasses most barangays in the country could not have happened without the connivance of key PNP and government officials.
It has become a 450 billion peso annual trade.
So vast it has drawn as protectors at least 34 mayors, some governors and some congressmen who are present being investigated.
So powerful drug lords are willing to offer up to one billion pesos to kill President Duterte.
The only wa to eradicate this evil is to terminate drug lords and their associates if they don't surrender. Mexican terminated 500 in the first year of its war against drug cartels.
Some 100 here at home have reportedly been killed that is now leading to the mass surrender of pusher and addicts, the latest 4,000 of them in Davao del Norte.
Others are rushing to surrender in other provinces. Their distribution network is breaking up. With no distribution network, the shabu supply will dry up.
The next step is to terminate the national an local officials protecting them if they don't surrender voluntarily. Kill a few dozen moe and in less than six months the drug problem can be brought to a manageable proportion. Ignore the critics.
As Lee Kuan Yew pointed out, the security and well-being of law-abiding citizens are more important than the rights of criminals.
Those who defend the latter are either coddlers or in the pay of drug syndicates.
Source: Jose Alejandrino and the official site of James Parmis