Gov. Akbar saddened by Robredo’s untimely death PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:01

Basilan Gov. Jum Akbar yesterday said she was shocked and saddened by the tragic incident that claimed the lives of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Jesse Robredo and two pilots of the Piper Seneca aircraft.

Akbar said the death of Robredo is a big loss to the Aquino administration saying the late DILG chief was a “workaholic” person.

Akbar noted that Robredo had even travelled to the hinterlands of Basilan to ensure that the basic services coming from the national government, especially from the DILG, reached the people.

Last May 14, Robredo led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of new police stations for Isabela City and in the Municipality of Al-Barka in Basilan.

Akbar expressed sympathy to the family of the late DILG chief, who, she said,  “is one of the best cabinet secretaries of the Aquino administration.”

Robredo was supposed to travel to Basilan yesterday to attend the provincial peace and order council meeting.

Robredo, and his aide, Senior Insp. Jun Abrazado were aboard a Piper Seneca plane piloted by Capt. Jessup Bahinting with a Nepalese co-pilot Kshitz Chand that crashed last Saturday off Masbate.

Abrazado survived while the remains of Robredo, Bahinting and Chand, who perished in the tragic incident, were recovered yesterday.