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President Duterte visits wounded-in-action soldiers in Davao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte imparts words of encouragement to wounded solider Private Roy Inovejas as the President visited the wounded soldiers at the Metro Davao Medical And Research Center in Davao City on May 24, 2018. Inovejas, who was wounded in an encounter in Compostela Valley Province last May 22, also received the Order of Lapu-Lapu Rank of Kampilan award from the President. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Davao City — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited seven wounded-in-action soldiers at the Metro Davao Medical Research Center (MDMRC) here on Thursday to boost and uplift their morale.

During the hospital visit, President Duterte personally awarded the medals of the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the Rank of Kampilan to the soldiers in honor of their courage, bravery, and sacrifice in the service of the country.

The Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kampilan is conferred by the President to recognize exemplary service by workers of the government and private individuals who are wounded, injured, or suffered great loss of property for their participation in the advocacy of the President.

Among the wounded soldiers were Pfc. Nicasio Badana III, Pvt. Michael Liban, Pfc. Jackson Macaraig, Cpl. Kith Domingo, Pvt. Roy Inovejas, Pfc. Roger Belas, Pfc. Daniel Fabular.

Inovejas, Belas, and Fabular were injured by improvised explosive device in Mabini, Compostella Valley last May 21.

Badana, Liban, and Macaraig sustained injuries in an encounter in Surigao del Sur on May 18 while Domingo was hurt in a separate encounter on May 19.

The President had a brief chat with the wounded soldiers where he vowed to provide for their needs. He likewise assured them of their full recovery under government’s care.

The soldiers were given financial assistance. PND