Browsing All posts tagged under »Jesse Robredo«

Roxas: Gwen’s suspension pushed by Robredo

December 19, 2012

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by Christine Emily L. Pantaleon   CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s six-month suspension was decided five months ago by the late Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo. Robredo’s successor, Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas clarified this in response to reports that the governor’s suspension was politically motivated. Roxas said results of a DILG […]

CAAP inspector axed over Robredo plane crash

November 15, 2012

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MANILA—The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has suspended the airworthiness inspector who cleared the plane that flew Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo to his death last August. CAAP director general William Hotchkiss III ordered a 90-day preventive suspension of Fernando Abalos while he and other CAAP personnel undergo an investigation, CAAP deputy director general John […]

President releases probe results of Aug. 18 crash

November 14, 2012

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The investigation results were harsh. The fate of Aviatour Fly’n Inc. , the Cebu flying school and air charter company of the late Capt. Jessup Bahinting, looked dim after aviation investigators concluded that the Aug. 18 plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, Bahinting and his co-pilot, was due to pilot error, poor aircraft […]

Robredo plane crash report not yet final – gov’t probers

November 6, 2012

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Manila—The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has distanced itself from a draft report that pointed to pilot error as one of the main causes of the plane crash that killed Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo and two others in August. The CAAP also chastised one of its special investigators, Cesar Lucero, for commenting publicly […]

Cebuano lands DILG post

October 20, 2012

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Another Cebuano has been appointed to the Aquino administration. Franciso “Bimbo” Fernandez, former Cebu City administrator, was named Undersecretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) over the weekend. As DILG undersecretary, Fernandez is tasked to serve as liaison to basic sectors in line with his long experience as a community organizer. “I […]

Agency, media urged to be sober in crash inquiry

August 29, 2012

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SOBRIETY was the call of the day for Cebu City officials in relation to the deaths of Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo and Capt. Jessup Bahinting. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday asked the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to refrain from issuing statements about their inquiry into the the crash […]

Durano, Lacson as next DILG chief?

August 28, 2012

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BARELY a day before Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo was laid to rest, reports surfaced anew of rival factions in government vying to nominate their candidate to fill in the vacated post. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama made his own proposal, saying former tourism secretary Robert “Ace” Durano would be a suitable DILG […]

Pilot’s daughter vows to continue flying school, business amid inquiry

August 28, 2012

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Close to a thousand people bid farewell to Capt. Jessup Bahinting in burial rites held in Ginatilan town, southern Cebu at past 2 p.m. yesterday. “My dad’s legacy is not only about aviation. His greatest legacy is his faith and love for Jesus,” said his 28-year-old daughter Sarah Lynn. Requiem services were held in the […]

‘Good deeds make great men worth remembering’

August 26, 2012

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With good deeds and good examples, one will always be remembered. This is how Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma paid tribute to the late Capt. Jessup Bahinting in his homily during Mass offered yesterday at the Metropolitcan Cebu Cathedral for the pilot, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and the Nepalese co-pilot Kshitz Chad who perished in Saturday’s […]

Ginatilan readies for burial

August 24, 2012

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The beach house in Ginatilan town, south Cebu where he was preparing to retire is the scene of busy prepartions for a vigil wake for Captain Jessup Bahinting. Ginatilan, the hometown of his widow Margarita, was considered his hometown as well although the pilot was born in Siquijor. Bernabela Matas, a sister-in-law of the pilot, […]