There were no Filipinos onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared early Saturday morning while on its way to Beijing, China.
The airline's chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said during a press conference that the 227 passengers and 12 crew came from 14 different nationalities, including 153 Chinese nationals.
The plane left Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 A.M. and was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 A.M. local time. Subang Air Traffic Control lost contact with the plane at around 2:40 A.M.
Mr. Jauhari Yahya also addressed a rumor that the plane had landed in Nanming.
"Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today," Mr. Jauhari Yahya said. "There has been speculation that the aircraft has landed at Nanming. We are working to verify the authenticity of the report and others."
According to the airline, the passengers were of 14 different nationalities, broken down as follows:
China – 152 plus 1 infant