From the Mindanao Times (Apr 17): Soldier who fought off 15 rebels cited
A soldier was awarded yesterday morning for his courageous act last week during an encounter with a rebel group in Sition Kapatagan, Barangay Luayon in Makilala, North Cotabato.
2Lt. Lodovico A. Alejo Jr. of the 39th Infantry Battalion was awarded with the Wounded Personnel Medal by Maj. Gen. Ariel Bernardo, chief of the 10th Infantry Division, inside Camp Panacan Station Hospital at Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan.
Alejo, a scout platoon leader, was recognized for his heroism during an encounter with about 15 members of the New People’s Army last April 10.
“This soldier deserves honor because of his heroic act as the leader of his platoon. He exhibits his responsible act in leading his troop under any circumstances. Our soldiers are eager to serve our country, they will risk even their lives just to ensure the protection of our people.” Bernardo said in a statement.