Camp Evangelista Station Hospital, 4th Infantry Division, Camp BGen. Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City
April 02, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awarded the Wounded Personnel Medal to ten (10) wounded-in-action (WIA) soldiers during his visit at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH) in the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) of Camp BGen. Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City.

He was accompanied by Col. Antonio Bautista (Commanding Officer, 8th Infantry Batallion) of the Philippine Army’s 4ID and Dr. Jonna Dalaguit (Commanding Officer) of CESH.

From the reports given by the 4ID to the President, nine (9) of the WIA soldiers sustained minor injuries while one soldier suffered a major injury during their respective encounters.

PFC Windyl Daayata (26 years old) sustained multiple lacerations during an encounter in Budlingin, Alegria, Surigao del Norte on March 8, 2017.

PFC Peter Ladera (27 years old) sustained gunshot wounds in a firefight at Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte on March 10, 2017.

Sgt. Ramie Valle and PFC Alfie Jauculan suffered multiple injuries after a blast hit Sitio Saloringa in Barangay Canangaan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon on March 30, 2017.

Six (6) soldiers, namely Pvt Jeffrey Mallorca (26 years old) of the 8IB; Cpl Mhody Ramayrat (37 years old) of the 6ID; PFC Renan Bertilo (26 years old) of the 75IB; PFC Romeo Sajol (25 yrs old) of the 8IB ; PFC Romer Quidit (29 yrs old) of the 8IB; and Cpl Michael Maagad (35 years old) of the 8IB, sustained gunshot wounds in an encounter at Barangay Mahayag, Quezon, Bukidnon on March 30, 2017.

After the hospital visit to the WIA soldiers, President Duterte was presented with the 30 recovered firearms and explosives in a gallery at the 4ID clubhouse.

In a report delivered to the President, a total of 17 high powered firearms, 13 low powered firearms, and nine (9) improvised explosive devices (IED) were recovered upon the lifting of the ceasefire. Of the nine IED, seven (7) were recovered and two (2) were surrendered.

In a statement, the Commander-in-Chief stressed that he will reconsider the resumption of the ceasefire on certain conditions. “First, there should be a creation of a document reduced in writing establishing the parameters in peace talks, ceasefire. Second, there should be no extortion, nor collection of revolutionary taxes. Third, there should be no claim of territories in the Republic of the Philippines, and fourth, they should release all their prisoners,” President Duterte said.

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