AFP mourns untimely death of Robredo

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on AFP mourns untimely death of Robredo 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is joining the entire nation in mourning the untimely death of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo.

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DAR chief assures: No mass layoffs

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on DAR chief assures: No mass layoffs 

By Janice M. Cave

MANILA, Aug. 21 — There will be no retrenchment or mass layoffs of employees at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

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German diver placed on decompression chamber

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on German diver placed on decompression chamber 

MANILA, Aug. 21 – A German diver, one of the many volunteers who assisted local rescue units in the recovery of the remains of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, was placed on the decompression chamber of the BRP EDSA DOS (SAR-002) following a faulty ascent Tuesday.

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Bishops mourn Robredo's passing

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Bishops mourn Robredo's passing 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Catholic bishops, together with the rest of the nation, are mourning the untimely demise of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo.

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Palace enjoins public to reflect on the legacy of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino in commemoration of his 29th death anniversary

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Palace enjoins public to reflect on the legacy of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino in commemoration of his 29th death anniversary 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — The Aquino administration enjoined our countrymen of all ages to reflect on what Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. had hoped to achieve by coming home 29 years ago.

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Malacanang creates committee to handle Robredo's state funeral

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang creates committee to handle Robredo's state funeral 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Malacanang on Tuesday ordered the creation of an inter-agency committee that will take charge of the funeral arrangements and interment of the late Secretary Jesse Robredo of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

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Retrieval operations for two civilian pilots to continue Wednesday

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Retrieval operations for two civilian pilots to continue Wednesday 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Maj. Gen. Eduardo Del Rosario, Southern Luzon Command chief, said recovering operations for the two civilian pilots with the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo will resume Wednesday morning.

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PAGASA keeps storm signal No. 1 over Batanes group of islands as ‘Igme’ maintains its strength

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on PAGASA keeps storm signal No. 1 over Batanes group of islands as ‘Igme’ maintains its strength 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — The state weather bureau kept public storm signal No. 1 over the Batanes group of islands as typhoon “Igme” (Tembin) maintained its strength while continuing to move slowly toward Taiwan Tuesday afternoon.

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Sympathies of grief for Robredo’s family pour in

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Sympathies of grief for Robredo’s family pour in 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Aug. 21 -– An avalanche of messages of sympathy and grief from the cross section of society burst into the open with the sudden demise of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and two others when the plane they were riding crashed in the seawaters of Masbate last Saturday.

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Congress mourns for the passing of DILG Secretary Robredo

August 21, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Congress mourns for the passing of DILG Secretary Robredo 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Both Houses of Congress – the Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday expressed deep sympathy and prayers to the family of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, whose body was retrieved this morning off the waters of Masbate.

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