Early this morning (Philippine time), the body of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary, Jesse Manalastas Robredo has been found beneath the waters of the Province of Masbate after almost three days of disappearance after the private plane he rode, has crushed after attempting to have an emergency landing in Masbate City due to mechanical problems of the private plane he rode.
He came from Cebu after attending a ceremony on behalf of the President, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and supposedly to return to Naga City to attend an activity where his child was a participant. He never made it as the unexpected event happened when his private plane was crushed around Masbate City and many Filipino people was shocked on what happened to Jesse Robredo and his companions including me when during the unexpected acccident, I was in the mountain barangay of Alambijud, Argao to celebrate their annual feast in honor of Saint Roque.
Jesse Robredo for me was one of the most hardworking Cabinet Secretary of the administration of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as he was the one who implements the agenda of the President of “Matuwid na Daan” into the Local Government Units (LGU). However, despite on that, his appointment in DILG did not made him a permanent in that position as the Commission of Appointments until the last moment, never approved his appointment due to other concerns to be tackled by the Senators aside to his confirmation supposedly.
Condolences to the Robredo Family.