Returning the “Force” in Air Force

There used to be a running joke┬áthat the Philippine Air Force (PAF) was “all air” and “no force” – a jibe at the fact that the country’s air defense arsenal is among the weakest in the world. Since 2005 the PAF has relied on the use of their helicopter fleet, with not a single jet-engine […]

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Where’s the Jet ski?

One of the most memorable lines during last year’s Philippine Presidential Debates was when the eventual winner, Rodrigo Duterte, pledged to ride a jet ski to confront intruding Chinese vessels in the Spratlys and plant a Philippine flag on the disputed islands. The answer was odd and quite comical, but generated applause from his faithful […]

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