MANILA, Philippines - Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas on Sunday appealed to rumormongers so stop spreading false news that the body of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo has been found.
In an interview with ANC, Roxas said: “Whoever is posting [the information on social media], maawa naman kayo sa pamilya.”
He said surface search and rescue operations will continue until tonight. For safety purposes, divers and aircraft will come back to assist early tomorrow.
President Benigno Aquino III will stay overnight in Masbate to continue overseeing the operations.
A close friend to the Robredos said Aquino had promised the family he will not leave Masbate until the Cabinet secretary and his colleagues are found.
Social Works and Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman is currently with Robredo’s wife and family at their Naga home, personally attending to their stress debriefing. -- with a report from Dennis Datu, dzMM