Our DILG Secretary, Jesse Robredo, is still missing until now, after a small plane crash landed in the sea near the coast of Masbate Province, yesterday afternoon, Official said.
Mr.Don Abrasado his aide survived the crash, but still 2 of the pilot and sec jesse robredo is still missing. According to a tweet from Transportation and Communication Secretary Mar Roxas.
There is no details given how abrasado survived the accident, but Communication Strategy Secretary Ricky Carandang told GMA News Online that Robredos aide got injured on his arm. Robredo give assistance and give directions to our Coast Guard officials.
Rumors started to circulate that Sec. Robredo was rescued by fishermen.
Jessup Bahinting, one of the pilot is also a hero because of his effort to deliver the anti-venom drug during stormy weather. He is also the CEO of Mactan-based aircraft rental company,that owns the piper Seneca crash landed.
"May report na may eroplano nag-take off from Mactan to Naga, nag-report ng emergency malapit sa Masbate," Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines head William Hotchkiss said in an interview on dzBB radio Saturday afternoon, among the first news reports on the crash.
sandra Aguinaldo, reported that Sec Jesse Robredo is on a hurry to go home because his daughter is going to receive a sports award.
Sec Robredo here in cebu last Saturday in behalf of our President Aquino for a national conference of Philippine National Police assets, or civilian volunteers that assist our police and intelligence.
Search and rescue efforts are continuing to receive support.
Roxas added that US Navy Survey team was in Cavite an is on the way to Masbate to give support and help.
He also said surface search and rescue operations were ongoing as of 9pm. Yesterday, which he said its 200 meters from the shoreline.
"Medyo mahirap na kasi gabi, pero masusubukan dito ang mga night divers namin," Tuason said.
Distress call to Masbate Airport
According to one of the volunteers, robredo read president aquinos 15 minutes speech thanking the 600 participants and excused himself to take his flight home.
On the website of Aviatour Air, a flight tour service, Bahinting is identified as the firm's Chairman and CEO. Aviatour Air said it has offices in Cebu and in Texas in the United States, employs over 70 personnel and 35 mechanics who work on the fleet of 35 plus aircraft