Last Saturday, after an official visit to Cebu and instead of boarding a flight back to Manila, Sec. Robredo took a private plane en route to his hometown of Naga City so he can watch one of his daughters receive an award from a swimming competition. However, his plane encountered engine trouble and crash landed in the waters off Masbate. Two pilots also perished in the accident while his aide managed to be rescued. A sad day for the Philippines.