May 17th, 2010
06:24 AM ET

Philippine governor, 5 others die in copter crash

The governor of a northern province in the Philippines and five other people died Monday when their helicopter crashed south of Manila, the official news agency said.

The helicopter carrying Rafael Nantes, the governor of Quezon, and the others crashed in a residential area in Lucena City, burning two houses, the Philippine News Agency said, quoting an army official.

Lucena City, in Quezon, is about 70 miles (110 km) south of Manila.

The preliminary cause of the crash is mechanical failure, the news agency said.

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  1. andres bonifacio

    Yes Wade W., it really pains us (the sensible Filipinos still left in this country) to see the Marcoses back. Corruption is already so ingrained in the Filipino personality that I believe nothing can get us out of this cesspool anymore except if all Filipinos 5 years and older be exterminated and start fresh. On this recent election we can see very young candidates without any idea of what good governance is, running for positions and their only merit is they are sons/daughters of old political names. Clearly they are there for the money. For the sake of the future Filipinos we hope and pray that Ninoy Aquino can make a difference.... but again... it will be an uphill fight.... God save the Philippines.... And may the spirit of CORY AQUINO guide Ninoy not to be corrupt himself.....

    May 18, 2010 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
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