News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the airstrike accident that killed two soldiers

On behalf of the President, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the families of the two soldiers who were killed in yesterday’s air strike accident while fighting Maute rebel remnants.

We are saddened by this unfortunate incident and a team has been created to investigate the circumstances that led to this tragedy.

These fallen men in uniform laid down their lives for duty, flag and country.  Government will remember their heroism and will provide the necessary assistance to their bereaved families.