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Saturday, August 18, 2012

PLANE CRASHED: DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo Missing

PLANE CRASHED: DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo Missing.

At about  5 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012, Department of Interior & Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo was declared missing after the plane carrying him and two others crashed in the waters of Boulevard, Brgy. Ibingay Masbate.

Robredo along with his aide boarded a private, white, six-seater Piper Seneca twin engine plane heading to Naga City from a conference in Cebu City.

Capt. Jessup Bahinting, owner of Aviatour Flying School, was the pilot of the ill-fated plane. The two others were flight student Kshitiz Chand, a Nepalese, and Robredo’s aide.

Hon. Jesse Robredo is a fellow Bicolano, who I happened to know personally. Our dad used to work as an accountant for Robredo's family business. 

Leni, Robredo's wife, happened to be my brother's classmate in the college of law in Naga and my brother's co- lawyer. Leni confirmed that Hon. Jesse Robredo called at about 4:30 p.m. to say that the airplane was having an engine problem. The call was immediately cut off. There was no contact after that. 

The pilot after experiencing engine trouble sent a distress call to the Masbate Airport at around 4:30 p.m. requesting for an emergency landing but crashed more or less 500 meters short of the runway.

Citing initial reports, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) head William Hotchkiss said the plane took off from Cebu at 3 p.m.

Robredo was in Cebu for the national summit of the Convenors of the Community Investigative Support (CIS) National Summit and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in Mandaue City.

Hon. Jesse Robredo had initially booked a flight with Cebu Pacific but eventually flew onboard the plane which was owned by one of the pilots.

Please say a little prayer for the safe return of Sec. Robredo. I hope and pray he's still alive. As of 8:30 p.m., Robredo remained missing along with the two pilots. His aide, identified as Jun Abrazado, survived the crash with only slight injuries.

Photo Source: PTV

Let’s join Chef Lau’s Dinner Party!

Let’s join Chef Lau’s Dinner Party!
Who is Chef Lau?

Chef Rolando “Lau” Laudico is the executive chef of Bistro Filipino which offers his signature traditional and modern Filipino cuisine. He is one of the Philippines’ most well-loved culinary personalities. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he worked in France as an apprentice at L’Essentiel. Chef Lau with wife Jackie put up Chef Laudico Culinary Services which provides catering for special events. BFAST in Ayala Triangle Gardens which serves breakfast favorites the whole day is Chef Lau’s newest venture. He is a self-confessed foodie. “Food is my life, my love, it’s what fuels me and inspires me. I enjoy eating everything and anything! As long as it's cooked well with a lot of love.“quips Chef Lau.
I should be invited to Chef Rolando Laudico’s Dinner party because I always wanted to be a chef and I wouldn't miss this opportunity to see Bistro Filipino's executive chef in person and have a picture taken with him. It is my post-birthday wish to taste the different dishes prepared by Chef Lau. I couldn't wait to blog and take photos of his wonderful food creations. I bet all my readers will be thrilled too.
Like Chef Lau, I also suffered from tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is a common name for Dentine Hypersensitivity. In Filipino, it is referred to as “pangingilo.” When a hot, cold, sweet or very acidic food or drink causes a short, sharp discomfort on your teeth, then you may have sensitive teeth.
I used to deal with sensitive teeth by brushing my teeth using another brand of toothpaste for sensitve teeth before but they're ridiculously expensive! So, to save money, I went to the extent of using Chinese medicines just to ease the pain. 
I hated those days when I had to use ear buds, dipped them inside the bottle of Chinese medicine and soaked my teeth with them. Leaving an unsightly stains on my teeth. Yikes. Some people had actually thought that I chewed Betel nut because of those unsightly stains. Geez!
It was such a relief when my favorite toothpaste brand Colgate® came up with their own version of a toothpaste that eases out the pain of sensitive teeth. So, if like me, you’re suffering from tooth sensitivity too, try the latest breakthrough from Colgate® -- Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® Toothpaste! It provides Instant* Relief and Lasting Protection against tooth sensitivity.

Like Chef Lau, be more confident in tasting different food without the fear of tooth sensitivity.
 Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® Toothpaste relieved Chef Lau's pain base on this video:

Be sensitivity-free, use Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® toothpaste.

Directions :

Simply massage a small amount on the sensitive tooth for 1 minute and enjoy Instant relief to sensitive teeth. With regular, twice daily use, it builds a lasting barrier that acts like a protective seal against sensitivity.

*For Instant Relief, massage a small quantity on sensitive tooth for one minute. Brush regularly, for lasting relief and protection.

It has Pro-Argin™ Formula, clinically proven to provide relief from tooth sensitivity by effectively plugging the channels to block the tooth sensitivity.
Other sensitivity toothpastes* primarily numb the tooth sensitivity. However, the tubules that lead to the tooth center remain open. When these open tubules come in contact with hot, cold, sour or sweet triggers, it may still cause the sharp sensations. They merely address the symptom, not the cause.

Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief® is 2x more effective** in providing sensitivity relief. Because it tackles the root cause of sensitivity, you can now eat and drink your favorite treats without fear.
*vs. potassium-based sensitivity toothpaste
*with twice daily, regular brushing for 2 weeks
**Based on average testing index, J Clin Dent 20 (Spec Incl; 17-22, 2009)



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