The Provincial Council of Aklan joined in mourning for the death of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo.
In the regular session of the Provincial Council on Wednesday morning, it was proposed that a resolution be passed showing their sympathy to the family of Secretary Robredo.
Aside from this, Provincial Council Member Raymar Rebaldo asked that a similar resolution be passed for the family of Captain Jessup Bahinting, the main pilot of the Piper Seneca plane that Robredo rode from Cebu going to Naga City.
According to Rebaldo, Bahinting helped the province of Aklan when typhoon Frank hit the province. He added that Bahinting was also a pilot of the government in bringing assistance to the province during that time.
Meanwhile, it was learned from Boracay Association of Diving Schools (BASS) President Cerilo Tirol that with the request of Mayor John Yap, 10 members of the Association from different diving schools volunteered and went to Masbate to represent the town of Malay and Boracay Island to help in the search for the DILG Secretary on Monday at 1 in the afternoon.