JESSE MANALASTAS ROBREDO May 27, 1958 - August 21, 2012 (Photo credit: Rappler)
[Adm-03] Divers have now recovered the bodies of Capt. Jessup Bahinting and his Nepalese co-pilot.
@MARoxas was emotional, but holding it together, while facing press on Sec. Robredo's body found.
Sec. Robredo's body will be brought to Naga after being processed in Masbate. Capt. Bahigting & Co-Pilot Chand being brought up.
Roxas says Robredo was nearer the door, so it was easier for the divers to bring him back to shore.
Roxas: The airplane was inverted. In that configuration, the two pilots are closest to dashboard of cockpit - pinakamahirap, at deepest part
Roxas: Si Sec. Jess ang unang na-access ng diver. Siya yung nasa likuran, mas malapit sa pinto.
Roxas says Aquino himself called Robredo's wife. "Pinagpasyahang sabihan na si Ma'am Leni nang direkta kaysa marinig sa iba."
Roxas: Aquino was very quiet, sought absolute confirmation. Nung kumpirmado na, he wanted to make sure may malapit kay Ma'am Leni.
Roxas: We are now in search and recovery/retrieval operations para sa dalawang piloto