Department of National Defense calls on citizens to refrain from speculative statements
MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana called on the Filipino public to refrain from spreading highly speculative statements about the most recent Philippine Air Force C-130 that figured in a fatal crash in Patikul town in Sulu province in Southern Philippines.
“We are currently focusing our attending on the rescue of the survivors of the C-130 crash and all available resources of the AFP are being utilized for the ongoing search and retrieval operations,” Lorenzana said in a statement released early Sunday evening.
He said investigations of the past mishaps are still going on and “such speculations are as of yet baseless and disrespectful to the affected men and women of the Philippine Air Force, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and their families.” (Melo M. Acuña)
Armed Forces of the Philippines' elements scour the crash site for possible injured passengers and crew of the ill-fated PAF C-130H with tail number 5125 which crashed in Patikul, Sulu at midday today. (AFP contributed photos/Navy Captain John Zata/AFP Public Information Office)