|Engr. Ferdinand Aquino|
Engr. Aquino left their residence last July 12. Since then, there has been no news of his whereabouts.
Mercy Valencia-Aquino, Engr. Aquino's wife, is a school principal at San Jose Elementary School in Minalabac, and is six months pregnant.
She told the BICOL STANDARD, that she frequented the offices of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to ask for updates on the case. Her attempts, however, have proven futile, as the reports were all negative.
Earlier, the Kapisanan ng Mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, through Chairman Edwin Lara of BBS-DWLV, also promised to help Mrs. Aquino locate her husband.
“I want to find him. Whether he is dead or still alive, I want to know. I am suffering both mental and physical distress due to this problem," she confessed.
“Some say that my husband went home to Tarlac, his home province. But that is not true. My in-laws are here with me in Bicol, trying to help locate him. He couldn't have gone home to Tarlac without his family knowing," she continued.