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INQToday: 2 killed as helicopter made emergency landing in Cavite – AFP

/ 12:29 PM April 11, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

2 killed as helicopter made emergency landing in Cavite – AFP

A Philippine Navy (PN) helicopter crashed near Cavite City Public Market on Thursday morning, killing two pilots, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said.


“A PN Robinson R22 trainer helicopter conducted an emergency landing this morning [near] Cavite City Public Market,” AFP spokesperson Col. Francel Margareth Padilla told reporters in a Viber message.


Marcos arrives for PH-Japan-US summit in Washington D.C.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has arrived here for a three-day visit that includes his participation in the first-ever trilateral meeting between the Philippines, Japan, and the United States (US).

Marcos arrived here Wednesday at 7:53 p.m. (Eastern time) and was welcomed by several Filipino and American officials including his cousin, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez, and US Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson.

China has no reason to overreact to US, allies’ patrol in WPS – Kirby

There is no reason for China to overreact to the quadrilateral exercises conducted by the United States (US), Philippines, Japan, and Australia because it was conducted on free waters, a senior US official said Wednesday (Eastern time).

US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby admitted in a press briefing at the Philippine Embassy here that the recent joint patrols came after rising tensions in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

‘Invisible hand’ spreading lies vs China – embassy

The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Wednesday alleged that an “invisible hand” was “poisoning” China’s relations with the Philippines even as it denied Beijing was undertaking illicit military-related activities amid escalating tension in the West Philippine Sea.

“There seems to be an ‘invisible hand’ here disseminating disinformation about China, hyping up maritime disputes between the two countries, amplifying our maritime differences, creating tension, and even fear mongering about war,” it said in a statement.

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