Only 1 C-130 of PH Air Force being used for relief missions, says Senate defense committee chief

MANILA, Philippines—Only one out of four C-130s of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is being used for heavy-lift humanitarian transport missions.
The chair of the Senate national defense committee, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, said this on Friday (Nov. 20) during budget debates in the chamber.
As defense committee chair, Lacson sponsored the Department of National Defense budget.
Sen. Imee Marcos inquired about the PAF’s medium-lift aircraft acquisition for disaster response efforts. Lacson instead brought up the status of the heavy-lift planes.
 
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