Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital, Jolo, Sulu
March 3, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awarded the Wounded Personnel Medal to 11 wounded-in-action (WIA) soldiers admitted at the Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo, Sulu.

The soldiers sustained wounds and splintered injuries after a firefight with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) at Barangay Babag in Indanan, Sulu on March 1, 2017. The encounter lasted for 45 minutes.

The wounded soldiers were Sgt. Marvin Oliveros, Cpl. Robert Esperon, Cpl. Camilo Vertido, Cpl. Julius Dupagan, Pfc. Antonio Agliam, Jr., Pfc. Joselito Begnalen, Sgt. Renato Geverola, Cpl. Erlie Gallebo, Cpl. David Mark Anthony Leyno, Pfc. William Reboya, and Pfc. Mac Allen Balderama. The Commander-in-Chief provided them with financial assistance and offered a Glock 30, .45 caliber pistol, plus cellular phones.

During his visit, another round of wounded soldiers arrived at the camp after an encounter with the ASG in Patikul, Sulu within the day. Sixteen injured soldiers were admitted, namely, 2Lt. Rupert Cariaga, Pfc. Jayson Pendon, Cpl. Igzel Mercado, Cpl. Rogelio Bacnat, Pfc. Urselito Villarito, Pvt. Ruben Mutia, Pvt. Jerry Selgas, Pfc. Rolando Gamueta, Jr., Cpl. Benjie Albarracin, Cpl. Al-Rashid Tiamwat, Jr., Pvt. Christian Leopoldo, Pvt. Morris Perez, Pvt. Julius Castillion, Pfc. Arvin Langi, Cpl. Bernardo Ortiz, Jr., and Pvt. Mark April Asistin.

President Duterte gave them the same financial aid, Glock 30, .45 caliber pistol, and mobile phones.

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