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Badillo said he doubts if the ATO has the equipment or the technical capability todetect or record the appearances of any UFO as in the case of the "incident" in LasPiñas."Actually, all over the world, such instances of mysterious objects appearing inthe sky and being recorded on camera has already been reported before," he said. "Theproblem is how to explain it."Badillo said the UFO investigating team of the Philippine Atmospheric,Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, led by Elmor Escosa, is themost authoritative body which could determine the authenticity of Israel’s footage.Badillo said Escosa has been studying for a long time all reported UFO sightingsin the country and abroad, and that he is the most knowledgeable in the field.But Escosa told The STAR yesterday his team was not able to make a "thoroughinvestigation" of Israel’s video tape because the businessman does not want to entrustthe tape to them.In an interview with The STAR the other day, Israel said he was keeping the film"for the time being to ensure its security and exclusivity."Israel said he had not yet shown the public several minutes of the video tape,which may indisputably prove "the balls of fire" were actually alien space ships."I’m still waiting for the right time to show them," he said.• Story originally published in •The Philippines Star | By Rey Arquiza, Rainier Allan Ronda - September 21 2000
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Original headline: Is the truth out there?]
A businessman was able to film what he claims were unidentified flying objects(UFOs) hovering in the sky over his neighborhood in Silver Street, Carmela Homes IV inLas Piñas last Sept. 3.Antonio Israel, 37, told The STAR yesterday he was able to capture on video"small balls of light dancing frenetically in the evening sky."Israel said the 40-minute footage showed "at times one, three and up to 12 balls(of light) bouncing in the clear night," and the "show" gave him and his neighbors a"visual treat."Israel said he had just awakened in his small office near his home at around 7:30p.m. last Sept. 3, when he looked up the sky to "gauge the weather" and "two odd-looking stars or big red circles" caught his attention.The "red balls of light, which at times turned to white and yellow, moved aroundand danced" in the evening sky, he added.Israel said he immediately grabbed his handycam and ran out of the house tofilm the "event" as his neighbors yelled excitedly while pointing at the UFOs.The shouts of Israel’s neighbors could be heard in the background of the videofootage as the sight of UFOs made them gasp in awe and disbelief.