The Philippines' Most Advanced Fighters Escort the President as He Arrives from New York

The Korean-built FA-50s were sent to escort the country's most powerful man.

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) sent five of its South Korean-made FA-50PHs light jet fighters to escort President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s aircraft as it entered the Philippine airspace on Sunday morning.

Col. Ma. Consuelo Castillo, PAF Spokesperson, said the interception point "was approximately 50 nautical miles northwest off the coast of Bolinao, Pangasinan" and it took place around 5:30 a.m.

"Then the Presidential flight was safely led into national airspace. Actual escort lasted for a few minutes only and most flight time were spent in monitoring of waters and flight proficiency training," she said in a statement.

Below is footage of the intercept by the Philippine Air Force. 

President Marcos arrived home from a trip to New York City where he attended the United Nations General Assembly. 

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