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Palace confirms landing of Chinese military aircraft in Davao
By: Anthony Q. Esguerra - Reporter /
@AEsguerraINQ INQUIRER.net / 03:27 PM June 10, 2018

In a statement, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said the Chinese government’s request for landing was “received, processed and cleared by relevant Philippine government agencies.”

“The landing was requested for the specific purpose of refueling and was granted and given with specific conditions for compliance by the requesting party,” Go said.

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“Technical stops by foreign government and commercial planes, including for refueling purposes, are closely coordinated by our relevant Government agencies following established domestic procedure and in consideration of existing agreements,” Go said.

He added that the same courtesy is granted to Philippine government aircrafts if needed.

AFP spokesperson Col. Edgar Arevalo, noting China’s request for landing for a refueling stop, said refurbishment was a “perfectly legal reason” to land in Philippine airports.

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Re: Palace confirms landing of Chinese military aircraft in Davao
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 11:25:56 AM »
i'm wondering why they are making issue out of this landing... we are not at war with China...
landing and refueling is a normal stuff... i don't know why its even in the news..

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Re: Palace confirms landing of Chinese military aircraft in Davao
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 11:56:04 AM »
i'm wondering why they are making issue out of this landing... we are not at war with China...
landing and refueling is a normal stuff... i don't know why its even in the news..

It's election time again, and memes like this are making the rounds

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Re: Palace confirms landing of Chinese military aircraft in Davao
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 01:08:52 PM »
i'm wondering why they are making issue out of this landing... we are not at war with China...
landing and refueling is a normal stuff... i don't know why its even in the news..


Ayy, we share the same thoughts here my friend. The Chinese came with the same planes post-Yolanda. It's as if Custodio would prefer the headlines, "Chinese Warplane, crashed within PH territory."

That would be a diplomatic and PR nightmare!

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Re: Palace confirms landing of Chinese military aircraft in Davao
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 01:05:34 AM »
One thing I learned is that there is poor communication in government. With the defsec stating he was unaware until the plane was on the ground (https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/06/12/1823845/dnd-had-no-prior-knowledge-chinese-plane-landing), can one conclude that those in the lower chain were unaware too?  And if so, how will a PAF pilot react if one sees a foreign military aircraft entering its airspace?

On the other hand, since this was a scheduled event (supposedly), did the local atc / caap inform the local afp commander that a foreign military aircraft was arriving, to avoid a misencounter? Personally, I would have enjoyed the idea of the paf being able to takeoff, meet, greet and escort the -76 in and out  (military translation: scramble, intercept, interrogate and monitor). Nothing hostile, just part of the game. I daresay that the -76 crew was also expecting an “escort”.  :)

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Re: Palace confirms landing of Chinese military aircraft in Davao
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 08:54:48 AM »
Authorities confirm another Chinese plane landed, refueled in Davao
By CNN Philippines Staff

Updated 16:52 PM PHT Sun, June 24, 2018

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/06/24/bong-go-harry-roque-china-plane-refuel-davao-city.html

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 24) — Two officials from Malacañang confirmed Sunday that another Chinese aircraft landed in Davao City yesterday to refuel.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the landing was a "refuelling stop."

"All licenses, permits and protocols (were) issued and observed," he said.

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It was the second time this month a Chinese aircraft made a stop in the city to refuel.

On June 8, the first aircraft made a refuelling stop.

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