Photos by the MalacaƱang Photo Bureau

Following his return from visits to Paris, Rome, and the Vatican, President Benigno S. Aquino III presided over the turnover of newly-acquired assets of the Philippine Air Force at the Villamor Air Base. (Photos by the MalacaƱang Photo Bureau.)

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) aircraft inventory will get a much-needed boost as two South Korean FA-50PHs, six AgustaWestland AW-109E “Power” attack helicopters and one Airbus C-295 medium transport will be formally turned over today.

The turnover and blessing ceremonies will start at 1:30 p.m. at the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing, RampColonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

Air Force spokesperson Col. Enrico Canaya said President Aquino would be the guest-of-honor and speaker. (Continue reading)

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