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Lack of infrastructure a barrier to Indonesia-Philippines trade – Jamil Maidan Flores

24 Nov – On a clear day in mid-1947, RI-002, a Dakota C-47 aircraft, then the star of the fledgling Indonesian air force, landed at the Nielson Airport in Makati, Philippines, with a load of quinine and vanilla owned by the Siliwangi Division. This was the first official export of Indonesia to the Philippines in the 20th century. The aircraft was a US World War II military surplus bought with the savings of…

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