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Friday, October 27, 2017

Memorial Wall in honor to fallen Cordilleran cops and soldiers mulled

Cordillera - The city council of Baguio is proposing a plan to build a memorial wall in Burnham Park to honor  the brave soldiers and policemen who sacrifice their lives for Marawi and other parts of the country. 

An ordinance filled by Councilor Edgar Avilla this week aims to commemorate the "service rendered by members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) whose roots are in the City of Baguio and the Cordillera region who have been killed in action (KIA) in the war against terrorism in Mindanao and other parts of the country."

"The time is now ripe for the city to pay homage to the Igorots who were killed in action by installing a memorial wall with the names of the deceased inscribed in the memorial wall, and a bust depicting combat shoes to emphasize that our soldiers and policemen died literally with their boots on," Avilla said. 

Inscribed in the memorial walls are eight names of Cordilleran warriors who passed away serving their duty to protect the country. They are: 

  • Police Chief Inspector Fredie Manuel Solar - Baguio City ( Solar was the first casualty in the war in Marawi).
  • Corporal Benito Serrano - Conner, Apayao
  • Private First Class Gener Tinangag - Barlig, Mountain Province
  • Police Officer 3 Alexis Mangaldan - Bangued, Abra
  • PO1 Moises Kimayong Jr. - Lagawe, Ifugao
  • Corporal Nelson Wailan - Tabuk, Kalinga
  • PO2 Daniel Tegwa - Bauko, Mountain Province
  • PFC Jethro Estacio - Banaue, Ifugao

The proposed memorial wall will be in black granite with benches and flower beds around it to add serenity and solemnity to the memorial, Avilla described. 

Earlier this year, a monument was built at Lepanto National High School ground in Mankayan to honor the fallen Special Action Force (SAF) who were killed in a botched operation in Maguindanao. 

source | PNA


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