September 24, 2018
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confered the Order of Lapu Lapu with the Rank of Kampilan to fourteen (14) wounded-in-action (WIA) soldiers admitted at the Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital during his visit in Jolo, Sulu.
The 14 soldiers were among the seventeen (17) injured when the military forces clashed with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in an encounter in Patikul, Sulu last September 14, 2018.
Likewise, the President led the ceremonial distribution of .45 Caliber Pistol to ten (10) enlisted personnel from the Philippine Army (PA) and Philippine Marines.
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