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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cordilleran soldiers sought-after in Mindanao because "they are full of courage and they don't complain" - PCOO Asec Banaag

Baguio City - Presidential Communication Operation Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Marie Banaag recognized the gallantry of Cordilleran soldiers in liberating Marawi City in the hands of the Maute terrorists.

In a radio interview, Banaag expressed gratitude to the soldiers who fought until the end to liberate Marawi.

"We are grateful to our fellow Igorots who did not leave Marawi and fought until the end to help the liberation of Marawi," Banaag said.

She also said that both Cordillerans and non-Cordillerans are talking about the bravery of the Igorots and they want them in Mindanao because of their attitude.

"They want Cordillerans in Mindanao because they don't complain and they are always full of courage. Everytime I am in Mindanao, I always see officials who are Cordillerans and the non-Cordillerans talking about the bravery of the Igorots. Everything about my being a Cordilleran, goes out to them," Banaag added.

READ ALSO: Memorial Wall in honor to fallen Cordilleran cops and soldiers mulled

Banaag works in Malacanang as the Communications Assistant Secretary of the present Duterte Administration. Part of her work is to hold media press briefing for the President when Secretary Martin Andanar and Spokesperson Ernesto Abella are not available.

Earlier, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Eduardo Año also expressed his gratitude and lauded the Cordilleran warriors  of their bravery. Most of the concluding fights against the terrorists were fought by them who belongs to the Special Operation Command and the Scout Ranger Company. 


source | PNA


  1. Yes, Igorots are brave and dedicated to their work. So proud to witness such gallantry of the Igorots.

  2. This should change how people, mostly from the cities and provinces who have the least knowledge or not properly educated about Igorots, look at Igorots.

  3. General Douglas MacArthur knows that!

  4. Never forget Gen Macario of bokod..the only general who fought in marawi. Now, the asst. Sec of DILG..

  5. Igorots roots are warriors that's why the spaniards wasn't able to established a garrison on the cordillera.The soldiers coming from the cordillera holds that warriors attitudes of his forebears.


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