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Philippine Official Missing

A Philippine official and two pilots are missing after their plane crashed en route from Cebu City to Naga City on Saturday. The official, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Manalastas Robredo, was on his way to an award ceremony for his daughter when the plane encountered problems, missing the nearest airport and crashing into the ocean. A Robredo aide who was also on the flight and rescued by fisherman said the three other men were still in the plane. The U.S. Navy has now joined in the search effort.

August 18, 2012 3:38 PM