50 Marawi heroes donned with new ranks PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 July 2018 15:13

Newly promoted soldiers of the Joint Task Force Sulu were recognized by the Secretary of the National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and the Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff, General Carlito G Galvez during a simple donning of ranks ceremony at KutaHeneral Teodulfo Bautista, Busbus, Jolo, Sulu at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

The soldiers were all meritoriously promoted after having been deployed in Marawi City during the AFP’s campaign to liberate the besieged City from the claws of terrorism last year.

Majority of the promotees are from the 1st and 5th Scout Ranger Battalion(48), one is from the 101st Bde and one from the 12th Light Reaction Company.

Joining the ceremony were the Vice Commander, Philippine Army Major General Arevalo; the Commander, Western Mindanao Command LtGenArnelDelavega and the Commander, 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army Major General Roseller G Murillo.

Secretary Lorenzana in his message congratulated the soldiers for the promotion and for the job well done in Marawi.

“My congratulations to all of you. I know that you have sacrificed a lot, you truly deserve this promotion,” Sec Lorenzana said.

Sec Lorenzana also mentioned that the President has given assurance to take care of the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the battle as well as to look after wounded soldiers who are still recuperating.

“Let us continue to do our job as it is far from over. I, your Chief of Staff, and the other Commanders will make sure to provide you all the support you need,” Sec Lorenzana added.

“If everything goes out well, we will soon be able to shift our efforts to more peaceful means such as programs that intends to develop our country.”  (PR)