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Pres Duterte, military VIPs to have luxury jet


MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte and other senior government and military officials will soon enjoy the luxury of riding a $36.999-million twin-engine command and control jet procured from the United States.

Arsenio Andolong, Department of National Defense (DND) spokesman, confirmed yesterday that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has bought two aircraft – a C295 and a G280.

He said the Gulfstream G280 is brand new and “will primarily serve as platform to carry our senior leaders and commanders in the event of, for example, crisis situation.”

“It can be used by the chief of staff, the secretary of National Defense, our major service commanders and the President,” he added.

According to the official, the status of the procurement of the C295 command and control aircraft and the G280 are already in the contract implementation phase.

“In fact, the C295 is set to be delivered within the year and the G280 will be delivered sometime next year, in about August, and both aircraft will perform the functions of command control,” Andolong explained.

He said the C295 has a longer range and is suitable for maritime patrol missions as well as for transporting supplies and troops. The G280 is a smaller aircraft that does not carry as many personnel but flies faster and can be used as an airborne command post.

Andolong said it is unfair to brand the G280 as a VIP or luxury aircraft “because the purpose of the aircraft is for command and control.”

He admitted, though, that the G280 is “a little more appointed than your average aircraft. But it will carry senior leaders so, of course, it’s designed to be a little more comfortable.”

“But like what I said a while ago, its premium is its speed, capability to land on short runways which cannot be done by our other aircraft at the moment,” he stressed.

Andolong said the C295 underwent public bidding while the G280 falls under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) “which is our usual mode if a platform is being purchased or acquired from the United States.”

According to the DND, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the P2-billion contract for the G280 in November 2018.



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  • buddywbuddyw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Palace backs purchase of P2-B jet for senior gov’t officials



    MANILA, Philippines —Malacañang on Tuesday backed the purchase by the Philippine Air Force of a P2-billion jet aircraft that may serve as an “airborne command post” for senior government officials in times of emergencies.

    “Kung may in times of crisis edi kailangan mo yun. Kaya nga crisis e. When there is necessity. Kung necessity, papano naman nagwawaldas yun,” Palace Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing.

    [You’ll need it in times of crisis. When there is a necessity. If it’s a necessity, how is that squandering?]

    Panelo pointed out how President Rodrigo Duterte is “frugal” and “doesn’t spend unless necessary.”

    Defense spokesperson Director Arsenio Andolong on Monday said the Philippine Air Force is acquiring a P2-billion Gulfstream G280 aircraft which is expected to arrive sometime in August 2020.

    The Philippine government recently signed a contract through the U.S. government to purchase the G280, a Gulfstream news release said last week.

    “The Secretary of National Defense explains it as the plane will primarily serve as a platform to carry senior leaders and commanders in the event of, for example, a crisis situation – that was his explanation,” Panelo said.

    “It is similar [to] an airborne command post. It has a capability better than the ordinary, like it requires a short,




  • alchemistofophiralchemistofophir PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 2019
    From the USA?

    since kumukonekta sa Russia si President JewThirty, sweep for bugs, check the firmware.

    Baka magkaroon ng President Magsaysay event. ano uli ang mga hakahaka kung bakit nagkaganoon ang eroplano ni President Magsaysay?

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  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    USA aircraft  has more amenities for creature comforts..Not spartan-like.





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  • buddywbuddyw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 2019

    PH buys 2 new aircraft worth P2-B for Duterte, gov't officials


    New US-built aircraft worth billions of pesos are purchased for President Rodrigo Duterte despite his earlier vow not to buy any American-made equipment. Some opposition groups slam the propriety of the purchase while Metro Manila residents make do with a deficient mass transport system.



  • alchemistofophiralchemistofophir PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 2019
    buddyw said:

    PH buys 2 new aircraft worth P2-B for Duterte, gov't officials


    New US-built aircraft worth billions of pesos are purchased for President Rodrigo Duterte despite his earlier vow not to buy any American-made equipment. Some opposition groups slam the propriety of the purchase while Metro Manila residents make do with a deficient mass transport system.



    baka di gagamitin talaga at eexaminin up-to-the-microchip ng isang highly classified top secret branch ng gobyerno.

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  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    so much for dumadaan sa security screenings si president pduts. memba that?!?! LOlS!
  • CrusherCrusher PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    What's the range of the plane?  What is the farthest nation from the Philippines can the plane reach. Very convenient when one wants to make a sudden exit.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Crusher said:
    What's the range of the plane?  What is the farthest nation from the Philippines can the plane reach. Very convenient when one wants to make a sudden exit.

    pang-shopping at pang-check ng Bank Deposits sa HK




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  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    ayaw na ni DuDirty ng Business Class ng PAL ...

    gusto niya naka-Private LUXURY Jet kapag nag-secret HongKong shopping trip


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  • alchemistofophiralchemistofophir PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    parang lagayan ng asin sa sugat na di naghihilom...

    kumusta na mangga-knorr?

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  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ayaw na nila ng chartered flights ng PAL. lols. diba simple lang si pduts dati? dumadaan sa security screening kuno... Lols. 

    tapos na yung panahon ng pakitang tao. 

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