Philippines orders 12 helicopters from Russia—Duterte

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines has ordered 12 helicopters from Russia for its military and assured the government will be prompt in paying for it, President Rodrigo Duterte said.   In an interview aired Friday by Russian television network RT, the President said he would not take advantage of the two countries' ties to purchase the cargo choppers.   "We had our priorities. I was buying for 12 cargo helicopters, and you know we are not a rich country. However, we reprogrammed the funds of the government, how to budget it," Duterte said.   "I'm sure that we'll have to make the down payments and be prompt in our, you know, just...Keep on reading: Philippines orders 12 helicopters from Russia—Duterte

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