Rest in Peace, Sec Jesse Robredo!

It seems I’ve been posting a lot of sad news lately, but another sad thing happened in the country for the past few days.

As of this morning, the body of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo was found off the coast of Masbate, an island in the Bicol region, on the southern part of Luzon.

His plane crashed into the sea after missing the runway at the Masbate airport last Saturday. A search and rescue team of divers, supervised by his good friend, Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas, spent four days trying to locate him, and the airplane captains.

And as of this morning, news that the fuselage of his plane was found along with his body. The bodies of his two companions are still being retrieved.

The news of his plane crash came as a shock to everyone, and the nation kept vigil on his safe return. But alas, the inevitable has happened.

They say the nation lost a good man. I didn’t have the chance of know Sec Jesse, but I’ve seen hundreds of messages saying what an honest and humble man he was – a true servant of the people.

Rest in Peace, Sec Jesse! Thank you for being such an inspiration to the Filipino people!

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