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                    [ArticleID] => 88325
                    [Title] => PAL to fly hijacker's body to Davao today
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DAVAO CITY -- The body of the hijacker of a Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane will be flown here today from Manila on the same type of aircraft from which he jumped to his death last May 25.

The hijacker, Reginald Trance Chua alias Augusto Lakandula, parachuted over Antipolo City in Rizal after divesting the passengers of their money. His body was found in the forest in Real town in Quezon province the following day. [DatePublished] => 2000-06-02 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 88267 [Title] => Hijacker wanted to be a skydiver [Summary] =>

The man who hijacked a Philippine Airlines jet and died after bailing out of the plane with a homemade parachute had dreamed of becoming a skydiver, his brother said yesterday.

"He longed to be a skydiver," Rannie Chua said of his older brother, Reginald. "But he had never jumped before."

Reginald Chua wore a ski mask and swimming goggles and was armed with a grenade and a pistol when he announced he was hijacking the flight Thursday from Davao City to Manila.

He ordered the pilot of the Airbus 330 to turn back to Davao, but when he was told there was not enough fuel, he [DatePublished] => 2000-05-30 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 88250 [Title] => Cop checked in hijacker's luggage? [Summary] =>

DAVAO CITY -- A policeman may have checked in hijacker Reginald Trance Chua, alias Augusto Lakandula, at the Philippine Airlines (PAL) counter at the Davao International Airport last May 25.

Chua may also have had help from the same policeman in sneaking in a pistol, a grenade and a parachute on board Manila-bound Flight 812.

Chua used the pistol and grenade to hijack the Airbus 330 jetliner and divest passengers of money before parachuting over Antipolo City in Rizal. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-29 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 88223 [Title] => What tight security? What double alert? [Summary] =>

Glaring security problems at the Davao City International Airport may have enabled a man to hijack a Philippine Airlines (PAL) domestic flight last Thursday and then jump off it with a homemade parachute.

The hijacker's body, identified as that of Augusto Lakandula, was found by soldiers in the town of Real, Quezon yesterday. An expired driver's license found on him identified him as Reginald Chua while a residence certificate bore the name A. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-27 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 102638 [Title] => Terrorism in the skies - Roses And Thorns [Summary] =>

Last Thursday, we were so relieved to learn that there were no new bombing incidents in Metro Manila, only to learn later that terrorism has spread to the skies. By coincidence, the hold-up that took place on a Philippine Air Lines flight from Davao happened right on the day that the Philippine National Police Aviation Security had announced a "double red alert" in all major airports and Press Secretary Ricardo Puno had just used the term "parachute journalist" to refer to foreign newsmen who fly to a country without knowing its culture and history. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-27 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1115213 [AuthorName] => Alejandro R. Roces [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) ) )

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