Until last night, we had what Sen. Richard Gordon calls “two and a half” C-130 Hercules aircraft. Two working planes and a fleet of spare parts.
We apparently lost one after it left Davao International Airport. Authorities haven’t ruled out the possibility of sabotage or a well-placed missile of some sort. Or maybe it got tired. I mean, with only two planes to serve the transport needs of our entire armed forces, the pressure’s pretty intense.