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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
and 12 crew members on board,
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