52 Pinoy pinarangalan ng Indonesia sa sinagip na 3 residenteng dinakip ng ASG

52 Pinoy pinarangalan ng Indonesia sa sinagip na 3 residenteng dinakip ng ASG

August 4, 2022 @ 4:09 PM 4 days ago


MANILA, Philippines – Pinarangalan ng Indonesian government ang 52 Filipino nationals sa pagsagip sa tatlong Indonesian fishermen na kinidnap ng Abu Sayyaf Group noong 2019.

Sa katunayan, tinanggap nina dating Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana at dating Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of Staff Gen. (Ret.) Cirilito Sobejana ang “Medali Perdamaian” o Medal of Peace.

Tinatayang 50 miyembro ng Western Mindanao Command na direktang sangkot sa rescue mission, ay pinagkalooban ng Medal of Dharma Defense.

Sinabi ni Indonesian Ambassador to the Philippines Agus Widjojo na sina Lorenzana at Sobejana ay mga unang Filipino nationals nakatanggap ng Medal of Peace — isang “token of service” na inia- award ni Indonesian President Joko Widodo sa mga “contributed greatly to advancing peace”.

Si Sobejana, noong panahon ng insidente ang commander ng Western Mindanao Command.

“I have always believed in the capabilities and professionalism of the Philippine soldiers under the leadership of their commanding officers in ensuring favorable results,” ayon kay Widjojo sa idinaos na awarding ceremony sa Makati City.

“It is their sense of commitment to uphold the righteous and condemn the lawlessness that made Indonesia decide to grant them two of Indonesia’s tokens of honor: the Medal of Peace and the Dharma Medal of Defense,” dagdag na pahayag nito. Kris Jose