Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
June 28, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomed the fifteen (15) wounded-in-action (WIA) soldiers and awarded them the Wounded Personnel Medal at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

The President spoke with them after their flight from Cagayan de Oro to Manila. The 15 WIA soldiers were part of the government forces working to eradicate the Maute terrorist group in Marawi City.

Aside from medical assistance, the soldiers received financial support from the President’s Social Fund that would help them recover not only from their injuries but also to regain security for their families.