Philippine police chief, seven others injured in chopper crash

SAN PEDRO, PHILIPPINES (AP) — A helicopter carrying the Philippine National Police Chief and seven other people crashed after hitting a power cable on take-off yesterday, critically injuring two people on board. General Archie Francisco Gamboa and the others were pulled from the wreckage by police officers. Gamboa was injured in the shoulder and in the right hand but flashed a thumbs-up and said, “I’m okay,” while being wheeled to an ambulance that brought him to a hospital in metropolitan Manila. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin