PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 2 (PIA) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led on Saturday the donning of ranks and awarding of deserving personnel of 401st Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army held at the Camp Datu Lipus Makapandong, Barangay Awa, Prosperidad, this province.
The president personally led the donning of ranks to the newly promoted uniformed personnel to next higher rank. They are Technical Sergeant Wilson Maningo; TSgt Allan Cruz; Staff Sgt Gilbert Epino; Sgt Roel Hallasgo; Sgt Randy Fernandez; and Corporal Rosaldo Bagante.
Promoted to Major rank is Captain Rodulfo Cordero, the Civil Military Operations (CMO) Officer of 401st Brigade.
Military Merit Medals were also awarded to 1Lt. John Marayag (Signal Corps); 2Lt. Jordan Paner Padilla (Infantry); Corporal Hernie Maisog (Infantry); MSgt Ramil Balunso (Infantry); and with spearhead device Civilian Auxiliary Jason Malagunta.
For Gold Cross Medal, 1Lt. Nonette Banggad (Infantry); and 2Lt. Jade Bryce Bune (Infantry) received the award.
Capt. Engilbert Soriano (Infantry) and SSgt Marcelo Lagliva (Field Artillery) also received the Silver Cross Medal. The President also awarded the Silver Wing Medal to Col Maurito L Licudine, Infantry (General Staff Corps).
Also, two of the deserving personnel of 401st Infantry Brigade who are promoted to the rank of Captain include 1Lt. Michael Pascua of 75IB, Phil. Army (Quartermaster Service), and 1Lt. Jason Luna.
Meanwhile, the president expressed his sincere concern to the soldiers of 401st and 402nd Brigades who dedicated their lives for the welfare of the public. He further encouraged them to perform their mandated duties as defenders of the people and nation in accordance to the laws.
Pres. Duterte also assured that he will protect the uniformed personnel for doing their jobs well in keeping a peaceful and stable nation, and that he will not allow them to be put behind bars in any instance. (JPG/VLG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)
Source: PIA Feed