Over the weekend, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is with his soldiers again.He feted 76 soldiers who were injured while fighting in Marawi City.
The Commander in Chief, awarded the Order of Lapu-lapu medals to the 76 military personnel when he visited the Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro. *
|President Rodrigo Duterte recognizes bravery to his injured soldiers from Marawi, awarding each and everyone an Order of Lapu-lapu medals in a military station hospital in Cagayan De Oro (photo credit to Manila Times)|
“You are making the toughest and greatest contribution to our country,” he added.
The 76 soldiers were also given mobile phones, cash and new service firearms by the President.
“I’m giving you these cellphones because I want you to have access to the Commander-in-Chief. I want you to have a direct line to me in the event that you need it. We’ll solve your problem,” Duterte said.
“We will end this chaos. We won’t stop until the last terrorist is taken out. That has been my vow to the people, and we have to fulfill it.” The President reiterated his promise to provide a P50 billion trust fund for soldiers’ family members. The fund will be used to provide hospitalization, livelihood and scholarships to children of military personnel.
“You won’t need to worry about these things. I will take care of your family,” Duterte said.
On another front the military has begun mobilizing construction equipment’s which will be used in the rehabilitation of Marawi City once the battle against the ISIS-inspired group that besieged the city is over. *
P15 billion was pegged by the government for the rehabilitation of the city—P5 billion for 2017 and P10 billion for 2018 under a multi-year scheme.
Report from manilatimes