Renting as large as PAL A359/B77W may be cheap yet expensive in long-term is still the best choice for me or defer the purchase but the next president might use it, although I understand the need, as part of the privileges of any sitting President.
Deferral is OBE as it was mentioned somewhere that it's due for delivery this coming August (unless a hitch develops in the FMS agreement). Anyhow, it seems Joey Escalera had very imaginatively coined an apt callsign for the likely co-users of the plane -- "DUBREDO 1
If in case, we could copy Japan AF1 in this one, lol.
That would put it in league with the megalomanic
tower proposal at BGC for the quincentennial.....
.....https://images.skyscrapercenter.com/bui ... g-full1_(c
.....so while you're at it, why not make it the 779X
Off-topic: The day of valor may have passed for about a week already but there's no need to transfer that tacky PHP 50M "kaldero"/cauldron in NCC to Hero's Cemetery to lit up the eternal flame for quincentennial of Spain's arrival to PH next year and build a new one if PH was chosen to host 2030 Asian Games.
The idea was to modify & leave the 'tacky' "talyasi"
and its flame-making appurtenances on the raised pedestal...dismantle & reassemble the steel(?) superstructure if
feasible...then install a "light beacon
" inside the tower cap to simulate an "eternal flame". Much more solemn, down to earth, and in keeping with the humble beginnings of most of those interred there.
OTOH, the Asian Games you're aiming for is still a decade away...and there's no telling whether the country will have recovered enough from the fallout of this crisis to be chosen.