The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) conferred the “Bakas Bayaning Likas Parangal” to the
Group for their selfless
service in reconstructing this typhoon-ravaged province. Republic of Korea Armed
Forces Joint Support
Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin, secretary of National Defense and NDRRMC chairperson bestowed the recognition of merit and token of thanksgiving for the exemplary service rendered by the contingent in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda.
"Thank you for your noble service, exemplary heroism extraordinary act of bravery and kindness that you have given to the people," Gazmin said in his message during Tuesday's ceremony at the South Korean base camp in this town.
Other award subcategories given were the Lakas Parangal sa Dakila, Lakas Parangal ng Kabayanihan, and Lakas Parangal ng Kagitingin.
These recognitions were conferred to Col. Lee Chul Won, commander of Korean Military Support Group and other top officials leading the hundreds of military support group.
Since Jan. 3, 2014, the troop has repaired 66 public infrastructure, which included 37 education facilities and 25 public facilities.
Aside from reconstruction works, the South Korean Armies also conducted medical missions that benefited more than 40,000 patients.
"Assistance was very much appreciated by our grateful citizens and communities who were the unfortunate victims of that natural disaster," Gazmin said.