MANILA, Philippines – Twitter, the social micro-blogging site, has been of great help in the search for DILG Sec. Jesse M. Robredo and company. Through Twitter people came to know about other materials/divers that the search needed.
DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo
Image Credit: DILG/Jesse Robredo
It is also through Twitter that updates about the search became known instantly. Upon the news that Sec. Robredo’s body was confirmed found, Baguio’s DILG director Evelyn Trinidad posted this in her official Facebook account:
“Palace: Secretary Mar Roxas announced that the body of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo was retrieved 800 meters from the shores and 130 feet deep at the ocean floor. He is confirmed dead and his body will be brought directly to Naga City. To all those who prayed with us, A MILLION THANKS. We have lost a good man but we will keep him in our hearts.
From the DILG City Field Office, we bid you goodbye SILG, rest assured we will carry your dreams for the LGUs.”
Likewise, people trooped to Twitter and Facebook to express their condolences and words of comfort to the Robredo family.
From Sen. Kiko Pangilinan
Kiko Pangilinan @kikopangilinan
“He was a longtime friend and a political ally. The nation has lost a dedicated and committed public servant.”
From Bro. Ed Villanueva
Bro Eddie Villanueva @Bro_Eddie
“The nation lost a Great Man-Sec JESS ROBREDO! Our consolation: “To be absent from d body is to be present with d LORD!”-2 Corinthian 5:8.”
From singer Jim Paredes of the famous Apo Hiking Society
“Jesse Robredo started a legacy of selfless service and greatness. It must live in us and we must vow to inspire others.”
From Sec. Mar Roxas
Mar Roxas @MARoxas
“I have very sad new, Jessie has passed. His body has been recovered and will be brought to naga. Prayers please for ma’am Lennie and his kids.”
TV host Karen Davila
“Such a decent man. Esp. for a neophyte like me, he was one of those cabinet secs. who was always accessible & accommodating.”
From DepEd’s Sec. Armin Luistro
“As a fellow Lasallian, I mourn an outstanding alumnus who has been a example of what it means to use one’s gifts for service.”
According to further reports, the bodies of the 2 pilots who were with him, Jessup Bahinting and Shitiz Chand have also been recovered.
The whole country mourns a loss of one of the honest politicians in the country. This what the country needs most, amidst the corruption and complacency of some officials in government.