Three soldiers, wounded in the ongoing offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in North Cotabato and Maguindanao, were decorated with the Wounded Personnel Medal during simple ceremonies at
Monday. Camp Siongco
The medals were personally awarded by 6th Infantry Division commander Major Gen. Edmundo R. Pangilinan who is also Joint Task Force Central head.
These men were identified as Staff Sgt. Henry B. Blas, Sgt. Anthony M. Fuentes and Cpl. Menjamin H. Hailid, all members of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-6.
The three were hurt during an encounter with more or less 50 members of the outlawed BIFF at Barangay Iginagampong, Datu Unsay, Maguindanao last Feb. 27.
The law enforcement operation was part of the joint all-out offensive conducted by the Armed Forces of the
and the Philippine
National Police last Friday at selected areas in Maguindanao specifically in
the Salbu-Pagatin-Mamasapano-Shariff Aguak box against the BIFF. Philippines