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Filipinos mourn the death of Interior Secretary following plane crash

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Women light candles after a mass for Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo at the Saint Peter's Church in Manila on Aug. 21. The Philippines was in mourning after divers recovered the body of one of its most influential politicians, who died when a plane carrying him and three others crashed into the sea.

Filipinos gathered at Saint Peter's Church in Manila to mourn the death of Jesse Robredo, the Department of Interior and Local Government secretary, Tuesday, according to Agence France Presse. A plane carrying Robredo, his bodyguard, and two pilots crashed into the sea, Saturday. According to Reuters, only the bodyguard survived. Robredo's body was found about 2600 feet from the shore of Masbate City, 242 miles southeast of Manila, Transportation and Communication Secretary Mar Roxas said. Read the full story.

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Police and other local government officials carry the remains of Interior Minister Jesse Robredo from a military plane at the Naga Airport, Camarines Sur province, eastern Philippines, Aug. 21.

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Filipinos attend a mass for Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, at the Saint Peter's Church in Manila on Aug. 21.

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Women light candles after a mass for Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo at the Saint Peter's Church in Manila on Aug. 21.