SAGAY CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – 303rd Infantry Brigade Commander, Colonel Benedict Arevalo awards military commendation medals to personnel of 79th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army and 6th Special Action Force of the PNP in a ceremony at 79th Infantry Battalion Headquarters, Brgy Bato, Sagay City, Negros Occidental 10 o’clock, November 26, 2018 (Monday).

The awarding of medals to said personnel is a result of a successful encounter against ten (10) New People’s Army at Sitio Puting Bato, Brgy Washington, Escalante City, Negros Occidental last November 16 which resulted in the killing of two NPAs, and recovery of one M16 rifle, one cal .45, ammunitions, bullet proof vest and subversive documents.

“As a commander, I want to ensure that my troops will always be in the highest state of morale by giving them medals and due recognition for what they’ve worked hard for. Because well motivated troops can easily win the campaign against the NPAs”, Colonel Arevalo said.

During the ceremony, PNP SAF Officers were also recognized as a manifestation of the government forces’ strong collaboration and commitment to put an end to NPA’s extortion and violence in the Province.

“The Army and police in Negros will continue to strengthen collaboration to fight the terrorist NPAs”, Colonel Arevalo added.

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