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President Duterte visits wake of deceased soldier

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte commiserated with the bereaved family of the late Commander of the 10th Military Intelligence Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Ricky Navarro as he visited the wake at the Libingan ng mga Bayani Mortuary in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig on June 7, 2018. The President extended his condolences to the late Army official's wife Rose and their children Mark, Jenny and Joy. Navarro succumbed to a heart attack last June 4. Before he gave his final salute, the president extended financial assistance to the family and assured them that they could call him if ever they need additional assistance. Joining the President are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. PHOTOS BY RICHARD MADELO and ARCEL VALDERRAMA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday, June 7, visited the wake of a lieutenant colonel at the Libingan ng mga Bayani Mortuary in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

President Duterte personally condoled with the family of Lieutenant Colonel Ricky Navarro who died of cardiac arrest on June 3.

The 49-year-old soldier was the Commander of the 10th Military Intelligence Battalion under the 10th Infantry Division.

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez, and former AFP Chief of Staff Emmanuel Bautista also condoled with the late soldier’s family.

The Chief Executive gave the deceased soldier’s wife, Mrs. Rosita Navarro, financial assistance and a mobile phone.

Duterte also assured the wife that she could call his office for any assistance.

Before leaving the wake, the Commander-in-Chief gave his final salute to the lieutenant colonel. PND