Shock was the order of the day when Jesse Robredo’s plane was reported to have crashed into the sea off Masbate late in the afternoon of Aug. 18, 2012. As the days wore on and the window of hope inexorably closed, shock turned into profound regret. By the time the discovery of his body in the downed plane was announced in the morning of Aug. 21, 2012, the aching sense of loss had evolved into grief.
Lawyer Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, said she wholeheartedly accepted the result of the investigation showing pilot error and other factors that caused the plane crash that killed her husband.
The widow of Jesse Robredo, former secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, said Tuesday that the government findings on the cause of the plane crash in August brought closure to the case and hoped that the results would pave the way for saving more lives, especially for airline passengers.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
Transportation Secretary Jose Emilio Abaya has confirmed that pilot error was one of the causes of the plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo last August.
By Cathy Yamsuan
, Christian V. Esguerra
When it rains, it pours for resigned Interior Undersecretary Rico E. Puno.
By Fe Zamora
Inna Puno does her father, resigned Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Rico Puno, proud.
By Philip C. Tubeza
President Benigno Aquino will give out awards in Camp Aguinaldo on Wednesday for those who joined the search for the late Secretary Jesse Robredo and those who helped in the rescue efforts at the height of the habagat (southwest monsoon), according to a defense official.
Outgoing Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas warned the public against making their own conclusions based on “speculative” statements by certain civil aviation personnel ruling out foul play in the August 18 plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
By Cathy Yamsuan
, Jonas Cabiles Soltes
Pleading she wants to grieve in peace, the widow of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo has declined an invitation to appear in a Senate inquiry on Friday on Undersecretary Rico Puno’s alleged shenanigans.
As undersecretary for peace and order in the DILG, I am entrusted with duties and responsibilities that involve strict confidence, security and protocol. Violating the confidential nature of my duties may expose people to danger or jeopardize critical operations. Hence, I am duty-bound to act with restraint and circumspection, even when subjected to personal attacks in the mass media. This is why I have opted not to react to the speculative accusations that have been hurled against me by some media organizations.
By Maila Ager
After accepting Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno’s resignation, President Benigno Aquino is considering a “nice, quiet” job for him in government, Puno himself disclosed this Tuesday night.
By TJ Burgonio
President Aquino on Tuesday dropped Rico E. Puno after his controversial shooting range buddy got caught in yet another storm following the death of his immediate boss, Jesse Robredo.
By Cathy C. Yamsuan
Civil aviation authorities have ruled out foul play in the plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and two others last month, dashing persistent speculation that the popular home affairs chief was the victim of a conspiracy.