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HEROISM OF SOLDIERS IN PINABACDAO NPA ENCOUNTER ACKNOWLEDGED BY ARMY CHIEF


HEROISM OF SOLDIERS IN PINABACDAO NPA ENCOUNTER ACKNOWLEDGED BY ARMY CHIEF
CATBALOGAN CITY- The heroism of army captain Nilfe D. Quioco and two of his men- Corporal Kith Richard R. Tan and Private First Class Grengo O. Decena- in the battle with NPA rebels in Pinabacdao, Samar, in December 11, 2015 was given official recognition by the commanding general of the Philippind Army himself, Lt. Gen. Eduardo M. Año.

The three army personnel belonging to the Bravo company of the 87th Infantry Battalion were each given a Gold Cross medal in recognition of their gallantry in battl which result to the seizure of the NPA encampment at Barangay Antol in Pinabacdao.

The army troopers reportedly recovered high powered firearms, ammunition, claymore mines, TV set, sattelite cable, electric generator, first aid kit, and high value subversive documents.
HEROISM OF SOLDIERS IN PINABACDAO NPA ENCOUNTER ACKNOWLEDGED BY ARMY CHIEF
The army chief praised the "stormtroopers" for the latter's enthusiasm in serving the people and for their dedication to duty and professionalism.
HEROISM OF SOLDIERS IN PINABACDAO NPA ENCOUNTER ACKNOWLEDGED BY ARMY CHIEF
The awarding of the medals was done during the visit of Lt. Gen. Año to the headquarters of the 8th Infantry Division at Camp Vicente Lukban in Catbalogan City early this month. The army chief was given full military honor upon his arrival at the Openiano field.


-, February 27, 2016


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