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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

Davao-Quanzhou Airline Link Launched

Xiamen Airlines launched Dec. 18, the Quanzhou-Davao-Quanzhou route with the landing of the Xiamen Airlines flight MF8679 at the Davao International Airport. Xiamen Airlines will be flying twice weekly from Davao to the Chinese city of Quanzhou. The airline will be utilizing a Boeing 737-800. According to a statement from Xiamen Airlines, the route will […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Leicester owner s helicopter crashes in flames at EPL club

LEICESTER, England (AP) — A helicopter belonging to Leicester City's owner — Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha —crashed in flames in a carpark next to the soccer club's stadium shortly after it took off from the field following a Premier League game on Saturday night. The central England team said it was assisting authorities with "a major incident" at the stadium, after eyewitnesses reported seeing the helicopter plummet to the ground soon after takeoff, about an hour after Leicester's match against West Ham. While there was no official statement immediately forthcoming about who was on board, or their condition, the BBC reported a source close to the Srivaddhanaprabha family as saying the club's 60-year-old chairman was on the helicopter. Some seven hours after the crash, police had still made no public statements about casualties. However, in the early hours of Sunday, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service's Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie tweeted that the accident was "clearly serious and tragic", adding "please don't speculate on cause or who may be involved. Think of families, friends, responders, and (Leicester City) and their fans." Leicester Police said in a statement that its Air Accident Investigation Branch was working alongside the emergency services and the club to "establish the exact circumstances of the collision." Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Leicester players and staff, including Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, former Leicester and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, and distressed club supporters were seen in tears as the helicopter fire raged. The paper said it took more than 20 minutes for the flames to be extinguished before emergency services were able to survey the wreckage. Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns Thai duty-free retail giant King Power and is said by Forbes to be the fifth-richest person in Thailand, bought Leicester in 2010 and provided the funds that helped the team improbably win the Premier League at odds of 5,000-1 in 2016. In a scene regularly seen after matches, Vichai's aircraft arrived in the King Power Stadium after Saturday's 1-1 draw against West Ham before taking off from the center circle. The helicopter usually takes Srivaddhanaprabha back to his English base, in Berkshire, outside London. Photographer Ryan Brown reported hearing the engine stopping after the helicopter cleared the stadium. "I turned round and it made a bit of a whirring noise, like a grinding noise," Brown told the BBC. "The helicopter just went silent, I turned round and it was just spinning, out of control. And then there was a big bang and then (a) big fireball." British broadcaster BT Sport was presenting its post-game show in the stadium when the helicopter took off. "It suddenly got very serious," BT presenter Jake Humphrey announced later on air. "The helicopter has crashed. It has crashed in the club carpark ... we heard a commotion." The local ambulance service said it received reports of a helicopter crash at 8:38 p.m. local time and sent a doctor, two paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and its Hazardous Area Response Team. "The first resource (arrived) within two minutes of the call," the ambulance service said. An indication of concerns within the Leicester squad came on social media. The emoji of praying hands was tweeted by several players, including striker Jamie Vardy, whose goals helped the 134-year-old team win the English title for the first time in 2016. The competition's organizers tweeted: "Thoughts from all at the Premier League are with everyone affected by tonight's incident.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018