Palace remembers fallen troops from Marawi attacks » Manila Bulletin News



By Argyll Cyrus Geducos

Malacañang took time to remember some of the members of the government forces who perished during the attacks in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on Tuesday.

“We take a moment to remember some of the first casualties in the May 23 attacks in Marawi City,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement Saturday morning.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the remains of Sergeant Marlon Baldovino during a wake visit in Iligan City on May 26, 2017. Baldovino was killed when terrorists attacked Marawi City on May 23, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Palace named in the statement Marawi City Police Senior Inspector and Intelligence Unit Chief Freddie Manuel Solar, from Baguio City; and two members of Special Forces–First Lieutenant John Carl Morales and Special Forces Marlon Baldovino, both of Kabacan, North Cotabato.

“May they rest in peace, and may we be faithful to honor the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in the service of their country,” he added.

Meanwhile, Duterte also paid his last respects to the fallen soldiers and policemen during their wake in Iligan City.

For the family of each dead policemen and soldier, Malacañang said P250,000 worth of financial assistance will be extended upon completion of requirements.

Duterte visited the wake of two civilian casualties, an ambulance driver and ambulance utility.

Duterte went to the Mindanao Sanitarium Friday evening and Hospital in Iligan City to visit 29 wounded-in-action soldiers.

Among the assistance extended to each wounded soldier is a P100,000-check.

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