NSA Esperon in Jordan to accept 2 Cobra attack helicopters – Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte revealed during the 120th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Navy that National Security Adviser Secretary Hermogenes C. Esperon Jr. is currently in Jordan to accept the two 2 Bell AH-1F Cobra attack helicopters offered by King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.

“I don’t know if I am really supposed to make it public and I really do not have a way of knowing whether it should make Esperon happy or not,” the President said. “But in my table – I was late because I was reviewing it – Jordan is giving us 2 Cobra helicopters, those things we really can’t afford maybe in my term.”

He said Secretary Esperon stopped him from attacking UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, a cousin of the King of Jordan, because the offer might be jeopardized.

“I would have wanted to [rebut] but Esperon said do not do it,” Duterte said. “He was the one who worked for it, he’s now there in Jordan. I got this electronic copy for his authority to accept it.”

The 2 Cobra attack helicopters will be operated by the Philippine Air Force.

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