Statement: The Presidential Spokesperson on the appointment of MECO Chair Perez as personal representative, May 15, 2013

Statement of Secretary Edwin Lacierda:
On the appointment of MECO Chairman Amadeo R. Perez as personal representative

[May 15, 2013]

The President has appointed MECO Chairman Amadeo R. Perez as his personal representative who will convey his and the Filipino people’s deep regret and apology to the family of Mr. Hung Shi-chen as well as to the people of Taiwan over the unfortunate and unintended loss of life.

Upon orders from the President, the National Bureau of Investigation has already started the investigation and is committed to a thorough, exhaustive, impartial and expeditious investigation of the incident. The NBI has given this case the highest priority.

We understand the grief and hurt of the family and of the people of Taiwan over this unfortunate loss and we empathize with them.