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19/08/2012: Statement of Ambassador Cuisia on the Search and Rescue Efforts for Secretary Robredo

I ask the Filipino American community in the United States to join in the prayers for the safety of Secretary Jesse Robredo and his companions, who are still missing after a light aircraft they were travelling in crashed off Masbate waters Saturday afternoon (Philippine time).

President Benigno S. Aquino III has flown to the area, where search and rescue efforts are ongoing.  The 54-year-old cabinet member is a father of three daughters and a former multi-awarded mayor of Naga City.