Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Presidential statement on helicopter crash

I am saddened by the discovery of three bodies at the crash site of the Bell 412.

We’re still confirming the identities even as we continue to search for the other five passengers.

I thank our troops, policemen, local officials, civil volunteers and the rest of the search party for their tireless efforts.

I ask our countrymen to join me in extending my condolences to the families of the three victims and in praying that the five others are still alive and that they will be rescued soon.

Thank you.


Though there is no official report on the five other passengers, ABS-CBN News, at 3:57 pm, has reported that all the passengers have been killed. (See

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