Tuesday, September 18, 2018

PHL food in the sky: 'PRIVATE AIR CARO COMPANY AIRLIFTS FOOD TO REGIONS 1, 2' - Piñol





Department of Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol / photo grabbed from Philstar



In one of his Facebook post, Department of Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol shared his gratitude towards a private air cargo company that helped the government units to transport food supplies to the typhoon affected areas in Northern Luzon.

Piñol said the cargo plane was owned and piloted by Archie Po, a friend of President Rodrigo Duterte.


The DA chief also implied that it was his long dream for the country to have an aircraft capable of transporting food items to different urban centers, which will be very beneficial during calamity and emergency situations.

Below is the complete Facebook post of agri secretary Manny Piñol:

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PRIVATE AIR CARGO COMPANY TO AIRLIFT FOOD TO REGIONS 1, 2

On the way back to Manila from Baguio City, the R66 Robinson helicopter piloted by the owner himself, Presidential friend Archie Po, made a quick stop at Clark Airport to check on the B-727 Cargo Plane owned by PSI Air.

The cargo plane capable of carrying 24-metric tons was offered by Archie and his friends to President Rody Duterte last night to be used in transporting food supplies from any part of the country to the typhoon affected areas in Northern Luzon.

President Duterte publicly thanked Archie and his group for the offer of free transport but he directed me that the next shipments should be paid.

I personally checked on the plane because I have long dreamed of an aircraft capable of transporting perishable food items from the different parts of the country to the urban centers.
Now, it looks like this dream will be realized.







Screen-capped image from DA Sec. Pinol's video post

Screen-capped image from DA Sec. Pinol's video post


Screen-capped image from DA Sec. Pinol's actual post



Source: Manny Pinol