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Chinese military aircraft’s landing in Davao City cleared by PH authorities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) — Palace officials on Sunday said the landing of a Chinese military aircraft at the Davao City International Airport on June 8  was only for refueling purposes and was cleared by Philippine authorities. First to issue a statement at 2:20 p.m. was Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsJun 10th, 2018

‘Government cleared Chinese military plane landing’

The refueling of a Chinese military aircraft in Davao City last week was cleared by the Philippine government following coordination with aviation authorities, Malacañang announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

‘Government cleared Chinese military plane landing’

The refueling of a Chinese military aircraft in Davao City last week was cleared by the Philippine government following coordination with aviation authorities, Malacañang announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Cayetano on landing of China plane: Nothing fishy about it

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said a Chinese military plane was given diplomatic clearance to land at an airport in Davao City after the military authorized it, contradicting an earlier statement by military officials that it was the other way around.   "It's nothing irregular. There's nothing fishy about it. It is something that countries do," Cayetano said in an interview with CNN Philippines.   In fact, he said the Philippines had extended the same accommodation to 243 US and 33 South Korean military aircraft.   Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he learned of the presence of the Chinese military plane belatedly.---MARLON RAMOS ...Keep on reading: Cayetano on landing of China plane: Nothing fishy about it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Lacson questions landing of China plane in PH: We might wake up a colony

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson questioned the landing of a Chinese military aircraft in Davao City, saying that the Philippines might eventually wake up a colony of the Asian giant. Lacson said there are "strict internationally accepted standard protocols that must be followed before a state aircraft – more so a foreign military plane ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Nothing unusual with landing of Chinese military plane in Davao — Lorenzana

Echoing Malacañang's pronouncements, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said there was "nothing unusual" with the landing of a Chinese military aircraft in Davao City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Chinese plane landing in Davao confirmed

The plane was spotted at the Davao City Airport on Friday, June 8, according to viral social media posts. The aircraft was identified as People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) military transport plane IL-76. "There are reports from social media showing a Chinese government plane landing in the Philippines. The….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

China military plane causes stir

DAVAO CITY --- Authorities quickly dismissed concerns over the landing of a Chinese military plane at Davao International Airport here on Friday, saying it was no cause for alarm that should add to worries over what government critics had said was creeping Chinese invasion taking place in Philippine seas. "It only refueled," said Lt. Col. Jose Ritchie Pabilonia, commander of the Philippine Air Force's (PAF) Tactical Operations Group in Southern Mindanao. Pabilonia said the PAF had allowed the plane to land because "it had a diplomatic clearance." In a statement, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said the request for landing and refueling of the Ilyushi...Keep on reading: China military plane causes stir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Bong Go confirms China government plane landed in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Special Assistant to the President Bong Go confirmed on Sunday, June 10, that a Chinese government plane recently landed in the Philippines, as he said the aircraft was cleared for landing.  The plane was spotted at the Davao City Airport on Friday, June 8, according to viral ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Duterte clears Chinese businessman of involvement in drugs

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo R. Duterte cleared on Thursday Michael Yang, a Chinese businessman who owns the Davao City Los Amigos (DCLA) Plaza, from his alleged involvement in illegal drugs. In his speech during the dinner with members of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMAAAI), Duterte said defended the businessmen from allegations […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

 Minority senators seek probe of Chinese military planes’ ‘technical stops’ in Davao

The Senate minority bloc has called for an inquiry intothesuccessive "technical stops" of Chinese military aircraft at the Davao City International Airport to establish whether the incidents have violated the constitutionalprohibition ofthe presence offoreign troopsin the country. Theminority group, composed of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Leila de Lima,BamAquino, Risa Hontiveros, Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, and Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV, filed their resolutionon Monday. "The successive occurrence of Chinese military planes making technical stops in Davao City raises the question of whether the Constitution's proscription against the presence of foreign troops...Keep on reading:  Minority senators seek probe of Chinese military planes’ ‘technical stops’ in Davao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Chinese plane lands again in Davao City

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday confirmed the landing of a Chinese military transport plane in Davao City, saying there was coordination with the Department of National Defense (DND)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Chinese military aircraft lands again in Davao to refuel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) — The Chinese military aircraft Ilyushing Il-76 which landed here on June 8 to refuel en route to New Zealand made an almost two-hour layover at the Davao International Airport on Saturday on its way back to China. Major Ezra Balagtey, Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) public information officersaid the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Bong Go downplays second Chinese plane landing in Davao

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher ‘Bong’ Go on Sunday downplayed the landing of another Chinese military aircraft in the Philippines. Source link link: Bong Go downplays second Chinese plane landing in Davao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Malacañang confirms landing of another Chinese military aircraft in Davao - Inquirer.net

Malacañang confirms landing of another Chinese military aircraft in Davao - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Chinese aircraft lands at Davao airport Saturday — report

The Philippine Air Force reportedly confirmed the landing of Chinese aircraft at Davao City Airport Saturday noon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

China invading PH? Nonsense, says envoy

KAWIT, Cavite --- Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua dismissed on Tuesday as "nonsense" talk spreading about China invading the Philippines that spread when a Chinese military plane landed in Davao City. "I'm really puzzled and even surprised that some of the people here [are] taking the landing of Chinese military jets as a kind of military threat to the Philippines," Zhao told reporters. He also said some people said the landing of the Chinese plane in Davao City indicated that this might be the "beginning of our invasion." "Please allow me to be blunt, it's nonsense. We have never thought of going to war with our good neighbor, our good friend that is the Philippines," he said. ...Keep on reading: China invading PH? Nonsense, says envoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Chinese Plane Only Made Refueling Stop in PH: SAP Go

The Chinese military aircraft, which landed in the Philippines, only made a refueling stop, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go clarified Sunday. “The request for landing was received, processed and cleared by relevant Philippine Government agencies,” Go said in a statement Sunday. The presidential top aide made this reaction after photos of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

One last time: Golez casts doubt on Chinese military plane in Davao

Roilo Golez, former national security adviser and Parañaque representative, raised several questions on a Chinese military transport aircraft that landed in Davao City last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Russia launches biggest ever war games

CHITA, Russia -- Russia launched Tuesday what it called its largest-ever military drills, with hundreds of thousands of troops taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a show of force NATO condemned as a rehearsal for "large-scale conflict." President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend the games after hosting an economic forum in Russia's far eastern city Vladivostok where his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is one of the prominent guests. The week-long war games dubbed "Vostok-2018"(East-2018) "have kicked off" in far eastern Russia, the defense ministry said. Taking part in the drills are around 300,000 soldiers, 36,000 military vehicles, 80 ships and 1,000 aircraft, he...Keep on reading: Russia launches biggest ever war games.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Birdstrike halts PAL aircraft at Davao airport

DAVAO CITY -- A flight of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) bound for Manila was canceled here when a bird was caught in one of its engines while it was about to take off, civil aviation authorities said. Agnes Udang, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Davao manager, said the Manila-bound PR Flight 2814canceled its flight when the accident happened at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport past1 p.m.on Wednesday. The plane was scheduled to leave Davao at1:05 p.m.when the birdstrike happened. "The aircraft was in the position to take off when an (airborne) bird hit it," Udang told reporters, adding bird feathers were found in one of the plane's engines. The...Keep on reading: Birdstrike halts PAL aircraft at Davao airport.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018