VP Leni visits wake of soldiers killed by Sulu cops

VP Leni visits wake of soldiers killed by Sulu cops

It is an act normally being done by the President himself, but this time the Vice President was the first one to pay her respects to the fallen heroes.
Vice President Leni Robredo visited the wake of the three of the four soldiers that was killed by members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Jolo, Sulu.

The Vice President only got to visit the wakes of Philippine Army officers Maj. Marvin Indammog, Capt. Irwin Managuelod, Sgt. Jaime Velasco as the other one, Cpl. Abdal Asula, was buried immediately in observance of the Islamic tradition.
Vice President Leni Robredo and Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay
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"All of them are young men who died in the service of the country. It was heartbreaking to hear their stories from their respective families. They had such promising futures ahead of them," the Vice President said.
"My heart goes out to their loved ones and the entire Philippine Army who are all grieving for their loss."
The soldiers, all intelligence operatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were tracking 2 suspected terrorist bombers from the Abu Sayyaf when their van was flagged down by the police officers at a checkpoint in Sulu.

Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapaysaid the soldier cooperated and even identified themselves as military personnel, they were still shot dead. He said the men were not armed.

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