Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
28 May 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III visited the wake of the seven Philippine Marines killed in an encounter with the Abu Sayyaf rebel group in Patikul, Sulu last Saturday.

The President also spoke to the families and relatives of the slain soldiers to assure them of the ongoing investigation. He also handed PhP 250,000 cheque to each soldier’s bereaved family as financial assistance taken out from the Presidential Social Fund.

The seven slain Marines were Second Lieutenant Alfredo Lorin VI, Private First Class Jay Alasian, Private First Class Jayson Durante, Private First Class Andres Bogwana, Private First Class Rene Gare, Private First Class Roxan Pizarro, and Private First Class Dominador Sabejon, Jr.

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