July 21, 1990 |
The death toll from Monday's earthquake soared to 659, including a U.S. Marine pilot surveying quake damage who was killed Friday when his small observation plane crashed into a wooded mountain outside the devastated city of Baguio. Another Marine was hurt in the crash, bringing the latest official figures for quake-related injuries to more than 1,300.
November 19, 1987 |
The crashes of two American-supplied military helicopters last weekend have added fuel to an unusually intense period of anti-Americanism in the Philippines and raised questions about the quality of Washington's military aid to its closest Asian ally. The two separate crashes, which killed a total of 11 Philippine military officers, including a key army general, brought to five the number of U.S.-made UH-1 "Huey" helicopters that have crashed in less than three months.
May 20, 2001 |
A military helicopter went down while airlifting bodies from an earlier copter accident, Philippine air officials said. The two crashes killed 13 people. The first helicopter crashed early Friday into an expanse of fish farms on the western island of Palawan, about 375 miles southwest of Manila, Philippine Air Transportation Office Chief Adalberto Yap said. All six people aboard were killed.
November 17, 1987 |
Assassins posing as street basketball players dribbled a ball up to a Philippine navy lieutenant Monday, then shot and killed him, police said. Two assailants were dressed in jogging pants and played with a basketball, authorities said, as they waited for Lt. Celso dela Cruz at a bus stop near the officer's home in Manila's Pandacan district. When Dela Cruz took his seat in a passenger jeep, one of the men dribbled the ball toward him, and then shot the lieutenant at close range, police Cpl.