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Lord God the father and creator of heaven and earth give your hand to Sec. Jesse Robredo and to the pilots of airplane for their safety and hopefully the rescue team they will found alive and safe. You are the most powerful in the world and nothing impossible to you. save the life of the pilots and the dilg sec. We pray in the name of Jesus your son. Amen.

Divers searching depths of up to 285 feet for DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo and to the Pilots of airplane. Divers searching for the plane of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo are probing depths of up to 285 feet, and face a host of dangers from diving that deep. Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas, who has been posting updates on the fruitless search so far, says that divers are searching in waters from 131 to 285 feet, and are being advised not to stay underwater more than 10 minutes to avoid nitrogen narcosis.

“Search area has depths of 40 to 87 meters. Human Scuba can only do 10 minutes at 40 meters (131 feet) before nitro narcosis,” Roxas tweeted Sunday morning, referring to a condition in which divers experience an effect akin to tipsiness from alcohol. The diver’s judgment is imparied, endangering himself and any dive companions.

In fact, according to experienced divers contacted by GMA News Online, divers can stay in water that deep for as long as 30 minutes with the right equipment and training.

“You cannot dive that deep with just air, you need mixed gases,” says dive instructor Chen Mencias.

Technical diver Dave Dy, who is certified to explore shipwrecks, says ten minutes do not give a diver much time to search, and advises that the scuba divers involved in the search breathe mixed gases and bring multiple tanks to enable a longer time underwater and increase the chances of finding the plane fast. But deep-water diving takes specialized training.

“It is possible to get out of deep water fast and safely using a blend of gases (in the scuba tank),” says Dy. “But the deeper one dives, the greater the chance of narcosis.”

A diver who dives that deep risks not only narcosis but bends or decompression sickness, which can cause paralysis or death, according to Dy.

Compression divers, or local fisherfolk who use improvised equipment to stay underwater for long periods of time, were reported to be assisting in the search on Saturday. “That’s even  more dangerous,” says Dy.

Most Filipino divers use feet as a unit of measurement when referring to depth.

Aside from Robredo, the two others missing are veteran pilot and flight instructor Jessup Bahinting and his Nepali co-pilot Kshitiz Chand. Bahinting is also the chief executive officer of the Mactan-based aircraft rental company and flying school Aviatour Air, which owns the plane that crashed. According to Chand’s Facebook page, he graduated from Aviatour Flight School in 2011 and identified himself as a commercial pilot.

Growing search and rescue effort

Roxas earlier tweeted that sonar equipment from Cebu was deployed to help in the search.
According to an NDRRMC report, the Coast Guard is conducting search and rescue operations with five Special Operations Group personnel with diving equipment, a search and rescue vessel with Navy medical personnel, and a helicopter.Naval Forces Southern Luzon also deployed two patrol gunboats for the search and rescue effort. The Philippine Red Cross, local divers, medical teams from LGUs, Bantay Dagat volunteers, and Philippine Navy all responded to the incident.

The US Navy has also offered the services of a Fleet Survey Team, composed of hydrographers who can collect and analyze ocean data in the area to assist in the search.

A portion of the right wing of the Piper Seneca four-seater was found Saturday evening. The wings of the plane contain the fuel tanks, so earlier reports that a fuel tank was discovered by fishermen Saturday night could  be referring to the same debris. – Howie Severino/Carmela Guanzon Lapeña, GMA News

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In the day of my trouble I will call to you,

O God, for you will answer me.

Out of the goodness of your love, O LORD,

deliver me. For I am poor and needy, and my

heart is wounded within me.

O LORD, Look upon my suffering and deliver me,

for I have not forgotten your law. Defend my

cause and redeem me; preserve my life

according to your promise. Your compassion

is great, O LORD; preserve my life according

to your laws.

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you

alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

-Psalm 86:7

-Psalm 109:21-22

-Psalm 119:153-154, 156

-Psalm 4:8

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My comfort in my suffering is this:

Your promise preserves my life O LORD

You will keep in perfect peace him

who mind is steadfast, because he

trust in you, O God.

You come to the help of those who

gladly do right, who remember your

ways, O God.

For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul

from death, my eyes from tears, my feet

from stumbling, that I may walk before

the LORD in the land of the living.

-Psalm 119:50

-Isaiah 26:3

-Isaiah 64:5

-Psalm 116:8-9

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PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Guard the kingdom of Thy Vicar on earth,
our chief bishop.
Pray for the people;
intercede for the clergy;
protect the consecrated virgins.
Give us strength against our enemies and thine.
Give courage to the fearful;
joy to those that mourn;
peace to the contrite of heart;
perseverance to the just.
Let all experience thy protection,
Virgin and Mother.
Through thee the nations are brought to repentance,
the demons are put to flight.
They that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death
are filled with the knowledge and love of Thy Son.
Amen.

– St. John Neumann, C.Ss.R., 1811-1860

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