MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday visited soldiers in Davao City who were wounded in encounters against New People's Army rebels.
Duterte checked on the conditions of soldiers recovering at Camp Panacan Station Hospital at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario and vowed to provide assistance.
Among the wounded soldiers visited by the President are Private First Class Ryan Millet and Geraldo Massalang, Corporal Joshua de Jesus and Julius Delma, and Staff Sergeant Julius Ledesma.
Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary Oligario Rollorata, Jimmy Gonzaga, and Edgar Delima also sustained injuries.
Duterte conferred upon the wounded soldiers the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kampilan in honor of their service.
The soldiers also received financial assistance, a smartphone, and a gun.