Who can forget what happened when Abu Sayyaf members tried to conquer the peaceful province of Bohol?
Few months after the encounter of our Armed Forces with the local bandits Abu Sayyaf, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited the troops who saved not only the Visayas region but the entire nation in Brigadier General Benito Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on 04 June to recognize the courage and heroism done by the soldiers and policemen who fought for peace by neutralizing Abu Sayyaf members that tried to gain a foothold in Bohol last April and May.
He was with DEFENSE SECRETARY DELFIN LORENZA, PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ON MILITARY AFFAIRS ARTHUR TABAQUERO, ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES CHIEF OF STAFF GEN EDUARDO AŇO AFP, PHILIPPINE ARMY COMMANDING GENERAL LTGEN GLORIOSO MIRANDA, CENTRAL COMMAND COMMANDER LTGEN OSCAR LACTAO, 2ND AIR DIVISION COMMANDER MGEN JOSE MIRANDILLA JR, and POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE (PRO)-7 DIRECTOR CHIEF SUPT NOLI TALIŇO.
Recovered firearms, ammunition, and explosives from Abu Sayyaf were also shown to him on the event.
Photos courtesy of Malacañang Photos