AFP denies China warship fired at PAF plane over Pag-asa Island


A CHINESE frigate supposedly fired shots at a Philippine military aircraft early this week in Pag-asa Island (Thitu) West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

“There was a near disastrous incident between a Chinese frigate and PAF patrol aircraft early Monday. The frigate fired an illumination round on the PAF aircraft which necessitated grounding all military flights into the West Philippine Sea,” former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan III posted on Facebook Wednesday night, quoting his source from Pag-asa Island.

But military officials denied such incident happened.

“We strongly deny that any of our military planes was fired upon by the Chinese…,” Armed Forces Public Affairs Office chief Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc told reporters at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday.

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