Monday, August 20, 2012

Prayers for DILG Sec. Jesse Robrebo

Outpouring of prayers all wishing for the safety of Jesse Robredo, secretary of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and his companions, after their small plane, a piper seneca twin engine plane owned by Aviatour, crashed into Masbate sea at around 3 in the afternoon of Saturday, August 18.

There were four of them aboard: the Aviatour Air owner Capt. Jessup Bahinting who piloted the aircraft at the request of Secretary Robredo, Nepalese national Kshitiz Chand, co-pilot, the secretary and his aide chief inspector June Paolo Abrazado who was rescued by a fisherfolk at the crash site.

Secretary Robredo and group were supposedly heading to Naga City when the plane sensed engine trouble prompting them to ask for an emergency landing in Masbate. But unfortunately it crashed before reaching Masbate Airport.

To this time, rescue operations are ongoing in search for Secretary Robredo and his two companions.In addition to prayers, rescue efforts are boosted with supports from diver voluntee who responded to support via twits.

Not few considered Secretary Robredo who served Naga City as the youngest mayor of 29 years ago, as one of the best government officials in the Pnoy Cabinet.