Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo is still missing even as parts of the ill-fated plane that was supposed to bring him to Naga City have been found, the head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday.
"There has been no report that he (Robredo) has been found," NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos told Radyo Inquirer 990 AM in Filipino.
This was contrary to reports that he had been rescued by a fisherman.
Ramos also said that the fuel tank of the plane was recovered Saturday night.
When asked whether this meant that the plane broke into pieces on impact, Ramos said, "It's possible. Only the fuel tank was found so this means that the plane could have broken into pieces.
Robredo and three others were onboard a six-seater Piper Seneca plane when it crashed Saturday afternoon in the waters off Masbate. His aide, P/Senior Insp. Jun Abrazado, survived while the rest remained missing. - reports from the PDI.