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President Duterte visits wounded-in-action soldiers in Davao

President Rodrigo Duterte visited seven wounded-in-action soldiers at the Metro Davao Medical Research Center on Thursday to boost and uplift their morale.

During the hospital visit in Davao City, President Duterte personally awarded the medals of the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the Rank of Kampilan to the soldiers in honor of their courage, bravery and sacrifice in the service of the country.

The Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kampilan is conferred by the President to recognize exemplary service by workers of the government and private individuals who are wounded, injured or suffered great loss of property for their participation in the advocacy of the President.

The wounded soldiers were Pfc. Nicasio Badana III, Pvt. Michael Liban, Pfc. Jackson Macaraig, Cpl. Kith Domingo, Pvt. Roy Inovejas, Pfc. Roger Belas and Pfc. Daniel Fabular.

Inovejas, Belas and Fabular were injured by improvised explosive device in Mabini, Compostella Valley last May 21.

Badana, Liban and Macaraig sustained injuries in an encounter in Surigao del Sur on May 18, while Domingo was hurt in a separate encounter on May 19.

President Duterte had a brief chat with the wounded soldiers and vowed to provide for their needs. He likewise assured them of their full recovery under the government’s care.

The soldiers were also given financial assistance.#