Saturday, February 18, 2006

US Army 'rewards' Farmer for Spy Plane

By Julie S. Alipala
Philippine Daily Inquirer

JOLO, SULU-US military officials gave P50,000 to a Sulu farmer in exchange for the return of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that crashed in Indanan town on Feb. 10.

Jolo councilor Temojen Tulawie said the money was handed to the unidentified farmer on Saturday.

"The money was given through former rebels integrated into the military," said Tulawie, also a convenor of the Concerned Citizens of Sulu.

Lt. Col. Eddie Paruchabutr, Joint Special Operation Task Force Philippines acting spokesperson, confirmed that the UAV had been turned over "by a civilian."

He said the man "came to our camp and he gave the equipment to us."

"We definitely appreciated his action and he was rewarded," he said.

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Blogger Bob Mottram said...

Ah, a happy ending!

12:31 PM, February 18, 2006  

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