President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday visited the wake of slain soldier Sgt. Marlon Balais at the Advance Command Post, Camp Bancasi, Butuan City.
Duterte gave financial assistance to the bereaved family and also issued a posthumous award for the slain soldier.
Balais was one of the three people killed in a clash between soldiers and communist rebels in a mountainous area of Sitio Sarug, Barangay San Isidro.
After his visit to Butuan City, Duterte went to Surigao City to visit earthquake victims.