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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Igorot captain gets ‘2nd highest military award’ by Pres. Duterte

Cordillera - A Cordilleran Captain was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Star by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the 84th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on December 17, 2019.

Captain Rico Tagure led the successful rescue of a British man and his Filipina wife who were abducted by ASG  last month. 
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"Distinguished Conduct Star is awarded for acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry in action in the face of armed enemies while serving as Company Commander of 4th Special Forces Company, 2nd Special Forces "Sabertooth" Battalion, Special Forces Regiment (Airborne), Philippine Army during the successful conduct of Combat Search and Rescue Operation of the kidnap victims British national Alan Hyron and his Filipina wife Wilma Hyron from 23 to 25 November 2019 in the municipalities of Parang and Indanan, Sulu", his citation read.

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Troops of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion of the Philippine Army headed by Cpt. Rico Tagure caught up with the ASG while conducting search and rescue operation.

The troops engaged in a 10-minute gun battle with the enemy leading to the freeing of the abducted couple.

The Distinguished Conduct Star is the second highest military award in the Philippine Army, preceded in precedence only by the Medal of Valor. 

The medal is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the AFP, distinguishes themselves by an extraordinary act of heroism; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed enemy. 

READ ALSO: Lt. Col. Herbert D. Dilag - The Cordilleran warrior who received the highest award in the AFP for bravery.

The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from his or her comrades. The award is made by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. - wikipedia.

This year's 84th Anniversary of the AFP focuses on the theme, "Protecting the People, Securing the State'. Among the highlights of the event include the inspection of the newly acquired assets and the awarding of honors to several distinguished military personnel


Poyopoy said...

Congratulation and more power Sir

Li said...

Congratulations po Captain Rico Tagure. God bless po.

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