Leni won't blame anyone for Jesse's death

Posted at 11/13/2012 5:45 PM

MANILA - Lawyer Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo fully accepted the findings of the government on the cause of the plane crash that led to the untimely demise of her husband, former Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.

The widow said she will not blame anyone for his death.
She said Jesse was already prepared to face God.

“Makailang beses na akong tinanong kung may sinisisi ba ako sa nangyari. Ang muli ko pong tugon: Hindi ko pagtutuunan ang negatibo. Hindi ko susumbatan ang sinuman, at hindi sasama ang loob ko ukol ditto,” she said.

She said the praise and love that the public gave her husband is helping the family get over the tragedy.

Pilot error, insufficient experience, connivance, among other factors, affected the air worthiness of the plane carrying Robredo last August 18.

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday revealed the findings of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), which investigated all factors leading to the death of Robredo, Captain Jessup Bahinting and Nepalese pilot trainee Kshitiz Chand due to the faulty Piper Seneca plane that fell into the waters off Masbate.

“Sa simula pa lang, tiwala ako sa ating gobyerno sa pagsisigurong ang imbestigasyon ukol sa pagbagsak ng eroplanong sinakyan ng namayapa kong asawa ay magiging patas, masusi at kumpleto. Hindi po ako nabigo,” she said.

She noted the end of the process will finally bring closure and proper lessons for all.

“Umaasa akong ang resulta ng imbestigasyon ay magbibigay-daan sa pagsagip ng maraming buhay at sa higit na kaligtasan ng lahat ng pasahero ng mga sasakyang panghimpapawid.”