Breaking News!: Around 4:30 P.M., today, August 18, 2012, a private plane carrying DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo along with 3 others crashes off the shoreline of Masbate, a report confirmed by the Bombo Radyo.
Meanwhile, the secretary’s aide-de-camp, Sr. Inspector Jun Abrazado was already rescued alive.
As at this time of writing, there has been no report yet confirming the survival of the secretary and 2 others who are also still missing.
Reports over Bombo Radyo confirmed that the private plane left Cebu to Naga when the plane crashes off Masbate.
UPDATE as of 7:50 P.M. rescue [retrieval] operation was stopped for the meantime according to Bombo Radyo report.
UPDATE as of 8:30 P.M. Bombo Radyo latest report: rescue operation continued.
UPDATE as of 8:55 P.M. still, Secretary Robredo and 2 others are missing.▲