RAPPLER—The body of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo has been located and retrieved Tuesday, August 21, ending nearly 3 days of intense search off the Masbate City coast after their plane crashed in the area Saturday, August 18.
He was 54.
“May malungkot tayong balita. At 7:25 this morning, yung volunteer divers natin nakita ang fuselage. May mga katawan sa loob pero ‘di nila talaga ma-identify. Nung nakalapit sila at about 7:45 am, may mga indications na isa doon sa mga katawan sa loob ng fuselage ay kay Sec Robredo. At that was at about 7:45 (am),” Transport Secretary Mar Roxas said in a press briefing shortly after 9 am Tuesday in Masbate City.