A friend of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo is hopeful that Jesse Robredo survives the plane crash.
He thinks that Robredo was able to swim to safety because the secretary is a strong swimmer and is very athletic.
Meanwhile, government employees attended mass for the rescue of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, at a chapel in La Salle Greenhills in Mandaluyong City on Monday.
Philippine rescuers had stepped up the search on the third day of the search mission and more debris from the plane were picked up.
On Monday, the deep-sea divers also proceeded to the area where the Piper Seneca plane carrying DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo and 2 missing pilots, were believed to have crashed near the Masbate airport last Saturday afternoon.