MANILA The Philippines is set to receive two Cobra attack helicopters from the Kingdom of Jordan, President Rodrigo R. Duterte bared Tuesday.
Jordan is giving us two Cobra helicopters. Those things that we cannot really afford, Duterte said in his speech during the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Navy.
Duterte did not give further details about the two helicopters and admitted that he did not know if he was supposed to make a public announcement about it.
I don't know if I'm supposed to make it public and I really do not have a way of knowing whether it would make Esperon happy or not, he added, referring to National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
Esperon has yet to confirm Duterte's announcement.
The President, however, said that Jordan faces the same problem like the Philippines, which is terrorism. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency