Philippines Leader Overseeing Search For Missing Aides – Government

MANILA (AFP)–A shaken Philippines President Gloria Arroyo personally was overseeing search-and-rescue operations after a helicopter carrying some of her closest aides went missing, officials said Wednesday.

The search still was continuing for the chopper, which went missing Tuesday with Arroyo’s press undersecretary Jose Capadocia, as well as her appointments secretary, a military aide, two other staffers and two pilots on board.

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