Let us all pray for the safe recovery of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and his companions, including the two pilots of the small aircraft that carried him from Cebu on the way home to Naga. It crashed in the sea of Masbate province afternoon of Saturday. Earlier it was reported that the plane was having some engine problems, but Sec. Robredo and his team proceeded just the same for a meeting in Cebu.
His aide Don Abrasado survived. But Robredo is still nowhere to be found along with the two pilots of the four-seater plane.
Professional divers are doing the rescue, but are being hampered as darkness set in.
Before 8pm, talks circulated that Robredo was rescued by a fisherman, such that family and friends were in jubilation, only to be doused soon after when it was confirmed that it was just a rumor.
Prayer vigils are now being held in La Salle, Greenhills and at the residence of Sec. Robredo in Naga City.
President Benigno Aquino enjoins everyone to offer prayers for the missing Secretary and his companions, including prayers for their respective families for this extremely sad and unfortunate circumstance.