People are lining the streets of Naga waving to the convoy and holding up makeshift signs saying "We love you Jesse" (via Ricky Carandang)
Plane carrying Robredo has landed here in Naga. Family at airport already to greet him. #salamatjesse (via Natashya Gutierrez)
"... Landed naga. Ma'am Lenie, kids here. Honors drumming slow cadence, trumpet wd mournful wail. So so tearfully sad. Ure home now Jesse." (via Mar Roxas)
PNoy here at Funeraria Imperial in Naga w Robredo's body & his family, straight from the airport. @rapplerdotcom is exclusively on the scene
Robredo body now inside the funeral parlor after being dropped off by convoy from airport. Naguenos now waiting outside. Crowded in seconds
Cabinet members here too. Sec. Roxas, Carandang arrive mins after PNoy, family, who personally walked Robredo casket into Funeraria Imperial
There will be a 4 pm mass for the repose of the soul of our dear friend, Sec Jesse Robredo at La Salle Greenhills. Come and join us. (via Edwin Lacierda)
JUST IN: Diving operations temporarily aborted after a German volunteer diver was suddenly rushed to shore, looked pale, unconscious.
UPDATE: The German diver was rushed to ambulance that immediately left command post. Navy Capt Rommel Galang checking condition of divers
Navy Captain Galang ordered suspension of diving operations after the German diver was rushed to shore. No details yet what happened
FYI all the info tweeted re: diver came from Navy Captain Rommel Galang.
Update on the condition of the German diver via ABS-CBN's Jeff Canoy: "German diver now being brought back out to sea - heading to a ship where a decompression chamber is available"
UPDATE: German diver brought back to sea, to vessel that has decompression chamber. Solcom's Del Rosario now saying diving ops to CONTINUE
Solcom's Del Rosario: I will ask experts what happened to German diver. We don't know yet what happened but we will continue diving mission
Solcom's Del Rosario:Immediate read was bring diver to hospital but when they found out he had decompression problem, he was brought back
Solcom's Del Rosario:Immediate reaction was bring diver to hospital but when they found out he had decompression problem,he was brought back
PNoy, Cabinet secretaries, have left Funeraria Imperial where Robredo's remains lie. They are looking to rest for now. @rapplerdotcom
Jesse Robredo's remains are at the Funeraria Imperial. Sometime tonight he will be transferred to the Archbishop's Palace here in Naga. (via Ricky Carandang)
As planned, viewing will start at around 5pm at Archbishop's Palace. Decisions on details are up to Robredo's wife Leni. @rapplerdotcom
Korean divers just got back to shore. Now briefing Task Force Kalihim.
"The Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, the Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo School of Government and Kaya Natin Movement will be co-sponsoring a Mass for the repose of his soul at 8PM tonight at the Loyola House of Studies Chapel, Loyola Heights Campus. Fr. Ben Nebres SJ, will be presiding and Fr. Albert Alejo SJ, homilist. Everyone is invited to come." (from the Ateneo Office of University Development and Alumni Relations)
Updated Advisory: Jesse Robredo's remains to be moved to Archbishop's Palace around 11pm tonight. (via Ricky Carandang)
Commodore Alex Lopez says German diver had decompression sickness. He is now conscious, with IV.
Solcom's Del Rosario said he will hold presscon in 1 hour. @rapplerdotcom
On standby for military presscon @rapplerdotcom
Robredo wake to be opened to the public beginning tomorrow morning, says Naga Vice Mayor Bordado. No exact time yet (info from ABS-CBN's Ryan Chua)
Del Rosario, SolCom: Because of minor accident, we will continue diving ops tomorrow after breakfast @rapplerdotcom
Del Rosario: German diver Danny Brumbach now stable, suffered from decompression sickness @rapplerdotcom
Del Rosario on pilots: Report of Matt Reed, diver, is that there was body, not sure if 2, in the cockpit @rapplerdotcom
Del Rosario: Robredo was floating in plane. Unlike 2 pilots who seemed like they were wearing seatbelts @rapplerdotcom
Del Rosario: Divers tied rope to plane. We want to secure it more. It will be pulled up. @rapplerdotcom
Del Rosario on location of plane at sea: Malayo pa sa bangin. @rapplerdotcom
Del Rosario: German diver ascended too quickly, did not follow standards for decompression @rapplerdotcom
Del Rosario on why diver rushed to hospital: it's more miscommunication @rapplerdotcom
TF Kalihim says the diver was not sure if he saw 2 pilots but TF will assume there are 2 @rapplerdotcom
TF Kalihim calls off air search
Diving to resume 7am tomorrow, target to finish 12noon. All divers will now be from PH Navy, Coast Guard @rapplerdotcom
Del Rosario: We will not lessen intention to recover 2 pilots. We will stay here until we recover 2 pilots @rapplerdotcom
From Mar Roxas' Twitter account: "We've now returned a valiant knight from whence he came. He journeyed to do good, he fought and made peace. He knocked down walls and built bridges, he helped people. He touched and allowed people to come in to him. And now after his service he is returned to the bosom of his family and people. Farewell Jesse, ingats, tuloy ang laban."
Requiem Mass for Sec. Robredo tomorrow, August 22, 2012, Wednesday, 5 p.m., at the Ateneo de Naga Church of Christ the King. (via Raffy Magno in Naga)