By Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos
President Duterte has vowed to help wounded soldiers as they recuperate and assured them of full recovery, Malacanang said.
Duterte made the assurance during a visit to seven wounded soldiers recovering at the Metro Davao Medical Research Center in Davao City Thursday.
Malacañang said that Duterte talked to the wounded soldiers to boost and uplift their morale.
Duterte personally awarded the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the Rank of Kampilan to the wounded soldiers for 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 government workers and private individuals who are wounded, injured, or suffered great loss of property for their participation in the advocacy of the President.
“The President had a brief chat with the wounded soldiers where he vowed to provide for their needs. He likewise assured them of their full recovery under government’s care,” Malacañang said.
Duterte also gave financial assistance to the wounded soldiers – Private First Class Nicasio Badana III, Private Michael Liban, Private First Class Jackson Macaraig, Corporal Kith Domingo, Private Roy Inovejas, Private First Class Roger Belas, and Private First Class Daniel Fabular.