Busi­ness exec dies af­ter 10th floor fall

Manila Bulletin - - News - By JEL SAN­TOS

The pres­i­dent of First Philip­pine In­dus­trial Park, a sub­sidiary of First Philip­pine Hold­ings Cor­po­ra­tion, died af­ter fall­ing from the 10th floor of a build­ing in Pasig City on Fri­day, a be­lated po­lice re­port said.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the fa­tal­ity as Fer­di­nand Ed­win CoSeteng, 54, who was re­port­edly stay­ing at the build­ing where his of­fice is lo­cated.

The po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed that at about 7:55 a.m., CoSeteng was seen by an as­so­ci­ate on the verge of jump­ing off from the ter­race of his of­fice at the Tower 3 of Rock­well Busi­ness Cen­ter on Or­ti­gas Av­enue, Pasig City. Re­ports said that the as­so­ci­ate tried to stop CoSeteng by grab­bing his belt, but he lost the grip.

A guard of a nearby bank said that he heard a loud sound, and when he checked he found a man ly­ing un­con­scious on the land­scape area in front of his work­place.

CoSeteng was rushed to the nearby The Med­i­cal City, but was de­clared dead on ar­rival.

His co-work­ers told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that he looked “un­easy” be­fore the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice are still prob­ing the in­ci­dent.

Mean­while, in a state­ment sent to Manila Bul­letin, “First Philip­pine Hold­ings (FPH) Cor­po­ra­tion an­nounced with deep sad­ness the demise of di­rec­tor and Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent Fer­di­nand Ed­win CoSeteng.”

Aside from his po­si­tions in FPH, CoSeteng was a di­rec­tor of Rock­well Land Cor­po­ra­tion and pres­i­dent of both First Philip­pine In­dus­trial Park, Inc., and First Philip­pine Elec­tric Corp., all FPH sub­sidiaries.

He grad­u­ated from high school at Xavier School and earned his BS Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing de­gree from the Univer­sity of the Philip­pines and com­pleted with dis­tinc­tion his Master of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from the John­son Grad­u­ate School of Man­age­ment, Cor­nell Univer­sity in New York.

“We in the FPH fam­ily will al­ways re­mem­ber Ed­win as a valu­able col­league, a won­der­ful boss, and a loyal friend. We will miss him. We ex­tend to the fam­ily, rel­a­tives, and friends of Ed­win our deep­est con­do­lences and ask for prayers,” the state­ment from FPH said

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