Bangcairin Residence, Brgy. Ayala, Zamboanga City
13 April 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III paid respects at the wake of Corporal Rodelio Bangcairin in Barangay Ayala, Zamboanga City.

Corporal Bangcairin is one of the 18 soldiers who perished during the clash with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan on April 9 that also left 56 soldiers wounded.

The President expressed his condolences to the widowed Mrs. Nerissa Bangcairin, 32, and their two little boys, aged 3 and 11.

President Aquino held a meeting with the families of the fallen soldiers later in the afternoon to answer the families’ questions and concerns, as well as to extend the government’s support to the bereaved.

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