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The body of the DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo was found August 21 8:15 in the morning, DOTC Secretary Manuel Roxas II said in a press release.
The SaR team found the plane fuselage at around 7:30 am, with the Secretary’s body inside along with the two pilots 800 meters off the island of Masbate at 180 feet deep.
The divers retrieved Sec. Robredo’s remains first, and the other two pilots on the succeeding retrieval mission. President Noynoy Aquino told Sec. Robredo’s wife personally about the tragic news.