His Excellency PRRD, Provides Cash Assistance and Gives Award to C-130 Victims in Bukidnon

MARAMAG, BUKIDNON – To extend help and honor for the ultimate sacrifices of the two (2) soldiers who died during C130 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu, Presidential Management Staff of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte brought initial cash assistance from the Office of the President and Senator Bong Go, to the families and award for fallen heroes in Bukidnon, July 14, 2021.

BGen Ferdinand T Barandon, Commander, 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade, together with Presidential Management Staff of PRRD and LTC Christian James P Vingno, Commanding Officer of 88Th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion, hand over the cash assistance on behalf of PRRD and Senator Bong Go and the awards to Mr. Anastacio T Lumanta father of late Pvt Mark Nash P Lumanata and Mrs. Vilma A Monera mother of late Pvt Vic A Monera, both residents of Barangay Dagumbaan, Maramag, Bukidnon,

Furthermore, the simple awarding ceremony was held in their each respective residence, the medal was personally received by their parents; BGen Barandon awarded the Order of Lapu-lapu with a rank of Kalasag on behalf of the President.

The medal is awarded to officials, personnel of the government, and private individuals who are seriously wounded or suffered great loss of property and those who lost their lives in the pursuit of the President’s campaign or advocacy.

Mr. Anastacio T Lumanta, Nagpasalamat ko sa gihatag nga tabang sa atong Presidente Duterte ug kay Senator Bong Go. Sakit kaayo sa among buot isip isa ka amahan ang nahitabo sa akong anak wala koy lain mahimo kung dili dawaton ang nahitabo saiyaha. Taas pa unta kaayo ang pangandoy ni Nash para saiyang dose ka mga igsuon. Ang ako unta hangyo nga ipadayon sa iyahang mga pag-umangkon ang wala niya nahuman nga pag-serbisyo sa nasod.
(Mr. Anastacio said. I am grateful for the assistance that our President Duterte and Senator Bong Go extended to us. Although this incident is really difficult for me as a parent, I have no choice, but to accept it. Supposedly, Nash has a lot dreams for his twelve (12) siblings to help and support them. And my only request for the government is that, if given a chance continue his dreams to serve our country, through his nieces to be enlisted in military.)

Meanwhile, Mrs. Vilma A. Monera said, “Sakit kaayo pamalandungon nga bag-o pa namatay akong bana karon misunod napud akong kinamagulan nga anak. Bisan nakahuman siyag skwela sa kurso nga Nautical wala siya nagpadayon adto kay ang iyang gusto mag-sundalo ug mag-serbisyo sa nasod. Ug karon kung mahimo amoang ihangyo nga matabangan nga makasulod sa pag-sundalo ug maoy magpuli ug magpadayon saiyahang serbisyo ang iyahang isa ka igsuon na lalaki. Naghinaot pud ko na matabangan niya sa pagpa-dayon ug supporta sa pag-skwela sa iyahang igsuon nga babae. Bisan nahitabo ni, nagpasalamat gihapon kami nga nakauli ang patay nga lawas sa akong bata ug nagpasalamat ko kang Presidente Duterte, Senator Go ug sa atoang kasundalohan.
(It’s really painful that just recently when my husband died and now my beloved eldest, Vic is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nautical but he did not pursue it, because his wildest dream is to become a soldier, he wants to serve and protect our country. My only fervent request is that if possible; please help my second child to be enlisted in military so could continue the military service of his elder brother. In spite of what happened, we are grateful that my sons remains is finally home. Again thank you to President Durterte, to Senator Go and to our soldiers.)

LTC Christian James P Vingno, Commanding Officer of 88Th IB, said that, rest assured that we will continue to extend necessary assistance to the bereaved families of the two (2) fallen soldiers, and we will closely coordinate to the higher headquarters for the benefits of their sons who paid the sacrifice for their country. “Their ultimate sacrifices will never be in vain, they will always be remembered as a hero of our beloved country. We prayed, for the families and relatives that may the Lord God almighty grant them extra courage and strength to surpass these trying times,” Vingno added.

BGen Barandon, expressed his sincerest gratitude to President Duterte and to Senator Bong Go for their assistance and to the award of Lapu-lapu with a rank of Kalasag, on bereaved families’ behalf. “Moreover, on behalf our troops and the whole Philippine Army our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families, relatives and friends of late Pvt Lumanta and late Pvt Monera” Barandon added.

It can be recalled that the two (2) fallen heroes were included in the C-130 plane crash at Patikul, Sulu last July 4, 2021.

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