Family of Pinoy on Air France ight still hope

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					(213) 250-9797 • http://www.asianjournal.com                                                                   DATELINE PHILIPPINES                                                LA WEEKEND ASIAN JOURNAL • JUNE 6-9, 2009                                  A17

   DepEd admits new books…                                                                                         Family of Pinoy on Air France
                                                                                                                    ight still hope for a miracle
PAGE A16 t                                            that elementary school pupils are
rules on how to use them espe-                        forced to carry heavy bags con-
cially inside the classroom,” In-                     taining all their books to school
ciong said.                                           everyday.
  Inciong stressed that there                            “We are going to investigate the                   by DINO    BALABO                dating niya sa (Before he boarded       “Seaman siya, mahusay siyang
was no instruction for teachers                       reports to determine if the school                        Philstar.com                 he said he would text me when        lumangoy (He’s a seaman and a
or guards to confiscate the stu-                       children are carrying books that                                                       he got to) Paris after 13 hours,”    good swimmer),” she said, but
dents’ cell phones.                                   corresponds to their weight,”                   SAN MIGUEL, Bulacan – The              Miguela said in an interview at      also prayed that if her husband
  “What we do is ask the stu-                         Lapus told reporters during the              family of the Filipino seaman             their house in Barangay Buliran      really died, they want his body
dents to switch off their cell                        weekly news forum Daungan ng                 on board the ill-fated Air France         here.                                recovered so the family could
phones during class hours and                         Balita at the Danarra Hotel in Que-          Flight 447 from Brazil to France             But hours after her conversa-     give him a decent burial in Bu-
switch them back on after class,”                     zon City.                                    are hoping against all odds that          tion with Jugueta, Miguela re-       lacan.
Inciong explained.                                       Lapus said students should only           their relative is still alive after the   ceived a call from an official of        Arden’s older siblings – Ja-
  Secretary Lapus expressed                           carry books that correspond to               plane disappeared over the At-            her husband’s company inform-        landoni, 53 and Criselda Jugu-
concern yesterday over reports                        their weight to prevent injuries. ■          lantic Ocean last May 31.                 ing her that flight 447 went miss-    eta-Concepcion – echoed the
                                                                                                      “I still believe that he is alive,”    ing while crossing the Atlantic.     same sentiments.

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                                                                                                   said Miguela Jugueta, 41, wife of            “Sabi nila ay baka na-hijack o       “Hindi ko iniisip na patay na
                                                                                                   Arden Jugueta, the lone Filipino          nadaan sa thunderstorm yung          siya, malaki ang tiwala ko kay Ar-
                                                                                                   passenger of flight 447 that went          eroplano at batay sa report sa In-   den, survivor siya (I don’t think


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                                                                                                   missing hours after it took off           ternet ay nakita na yung mga de-     he’s dead, I have confidence in       Arden Jugueta, the lone Filipino passenger
                                                                                                   from Rio de Janeiro.                      bris sa dagat na may 3,000 me-       Arden, he’s a survivor),” said Ja-   of the Air France flight that disappeared over
                                                                                                      Arden, 41, worked as a me-             ters ang lalim (They say it might    landoni, the eldest of Jugueta’s     the Atlantic Ocean, is shown in this undated
                                                                                                   chanic of Elburge Ship Manage-            have been hijacked or flew into       six siblings.                        photo sent to The STAR by his daughter Aleli
                                                                                                   ment, an Italian shipping firm             a thunderstorm and debris have          Jalandoni said the Jugueta        last Wednesday.               Philstar.com photo

  Learn                                                                                            based in Brazil. He has worked as
                                                                                                   a seaman for the past 18 years.
                                                                                                      Miguela said that she and Ar-
                                                                                                                                             already been seen on the 3,000-
                                                                                                                                             meter deep sea),” she said.
                                                                                                                                                Miguela said she was a bit dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                  family came all the way from
                                                                                                                                                                                  Mauban, Quezon, to comfort
                                                                                                                                                                                  Miguela and her three children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and a nephew today, June 5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          He also planned to extend his

  the facts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       regular vacation until after he
                                                                                                   den talked and saw each other             appointed with what happened,        in Bulacan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       celebrated his 42nd birthday on
                                                                                                   via Internet videophone in Rio de         but she and the rest of her family      Seaman planned a family re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       July 9, since he was able to cele-
                                                                                                   Janeiro, several minutes before           are still hoping.                    union

  Make an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       brate his birthday with his family
                                                                                                   her husband boarded the Air                  She said she feels that her          Jugueta was on his way home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in the country only three times in
                                                                                                   France jet last Sunday.                   husband survived the crash and       because he had planned a family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the last 18 years.
                                                                                                      “Bago siya sumakay, sabi niya          trusts on his instincts as well as   reunion in time for the birthday

  informed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          But despite the accident, the
                                                                                                   ay ite-text na lang niya ako pag-         his swimming skills.                 celebrations of his mother, son,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       family will push through with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       reunion, but not as Arden had

  decision.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       planned.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They called on their families
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and friends to pray for Arden.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aleli, 17, the eldest daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Jugueta, said they hope their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       father will still come home.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jugueta’s family was supposed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to pick him up at the airport last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Published wire reports on the

  Find out your                                                                                                                                                                                                        Internet the other day said that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the missing Air France jet carry-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ing 228 people from Rio de Ja-
  options, call our                                                                                                                                                                                                    neiro to Paris ran into lightning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and strong thunderstorms over

  Immigration                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Atlantic Ocean.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Brazilian Air Force im-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       mediately conducted a search
  Services Section                                                                                                                                                                                                     mission off its northeastern coast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and found debris and an oil slick

  212.685.5866                                                                                                                                                                                                         in the open ocean on the path of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       flight 447.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reports quoted chief Air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       France spokesman Francois
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brousse as saying it is possible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the plane was hit by lightning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Air France Flight 447, an Air-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bus A330, left Rio on Sunday at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7 pm. local time (2200 GMT, 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       p.m. EDT) with 216 passengers
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