Duterte honors soldiers wounded in Sulu clashes & donates P300M for hospital upgrade

Duterte honors soldiers wounded in Sulu clashes & donates P300M for hospital upgrade

The Filipino soldier has time and time again have showed its bravery and    patriotism. There is a saying in the Army that goes like “We kill so that you can sleep.”

The plight of the Filipino soldier as a government agent task to enforce and defend the State in terms of the benefits they get is so dismal that the national government have been trying to augment at the same time putting so to speak the reward they are entitled to.

President Duterte visiting wounded soldiers in the encounters with the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu (photo credit to PCOO)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as one of his advocacy is to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines modernize its assets and uplift the morale of the loyal and brave Filipino troops.

Last month at Camp Navarro General Hospital in Zamboanga City recognized the bravery of 23 soldiers who in the defense of the State was wounded in action in  separate military operations with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the island of Sulu. He conferred to the 23 members of the Philippine Army the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the rank of Kampilan with gun certificates and a separate medical assistance package.

The 23 soldiers were involved in the separate encounters with the ASG group in Patikul, Sulu, five members of the Army was killed in action.

The Order of Lapu-Lapu with the Rank of Kampilan is given to those personnel of the government and private individuals who were injured or suffered a significant loss of property as a direct result of their participation in an action supporting a campaign or advocacy of the President.

Duterte having seen at first hand the poor state of the military hospital in his meeting with the soldiers outrightly pledged P300 million for the construction of a new 2-story hospital inside Camp Navarro. So much so that it can properly attend to its wounded members who are in need of medical services.

The members of the Philippine Army who received the Order of Lapu-Lapu award with the Rank of Kampilan are as follows:  2Lt. Michael Vincent Benito, SSg. Rex Cureg, Sgt. Romeo Barbon, Sgt. Jerson Barasi, Sgt. Reynante Ruma, Cpl. Geneus Calamlam, Cpl. Bingbong Salvador, Cpl. Felix Jay Castillo, Cpl. Denver Lambino, Cpl. Eugene Corpuz, Pfc. London Longawis, Pfc. Aldrin Paj-Dio, Pfc. Kriel Manaligod, Pfc. Jordan Magundayao, Pfc. Ruben Bulayang, Pfc. Harvie Soriano, Pfc. Marnel Piduana, Pfc. Sandoval Ludivico, Pfc. John Paul Layugan, Pfc. Gevil Lorenzo, Pvt. Jayferson Balac, Pvt. Jaime Boco, Jr., and Pvt. Rizalde Tierro.

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