The President’s Day: February 19, 2016

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This morning, at 6:50 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III returned home from California. [Read his arrival statement]

As the President's plane returns from what could be his last trip abroad as head of state, two newly acquired F-50 fighter jets escort the Commander-in-Chief back to Manila—the Philippine Airforce has not had the honor of doing this since retiring its old jets in 2005.
As the President’s plane returns from what could be his last trip abroad as head of state, two newly acquired F-50 fighter jets escort the Commander-in-Chief back to Manila—the Philippine Airforce has not had the honor of doing this since retiring its old jets in 2005.

The President’s plane, upon entering Philippine airspace, was escorted by two FA-50 Golden Eagle fighter jets—among the twelve air assets of its kind acquired by the government to augment our Air Force.