Condolences pour as FPH exec falls to his death at Rockwell
The business community is shocked to hear of his passing, with the incident adding to discussions on mental health awareness.
Words of condolences and fond memories circulated among officials and employees at the Lopez-led First Philippine Holdings, Inc. after its company director Ferdinand Edwin S. Coseteng fell to his death on Oct. 13 at the Rockwell Business Center in Pasig.
Police reports said Coseteng, 54, died after falling from several storeys high before 8 a.m. on Friday. The Philippine Daily Inquirer also reported that a witness saw Coseteng stepping on a chair and jumping from the 10th floor of the company headquarters.
A few netizens also saw the case as among the many incidents of depression left unchecked, saying that mental health issues do not spare anyone — including successful corporate big shots.
That same week marked the annual World Mental Health Day, when advocates lobbied for the passage of a national program for such concerns.
Coseteng held various positions in Lopez-owned companies such as the First Philippine Industrial Park, Inc., the First Philippine Electric Corp. and in Rockwell Land Corp.