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Igorot army awarded highest military award for his gallantry in action - The Gold Cross Award

Photo Courtesy || Armed Forces of the Philippines

Cordillera - A proud Igorot from Sagada has been a recipient of the Gold Cross Award from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

2LT Lester Soliba Depot was awarded the Gold Cross Medal which is the 4th highest military award given to a soldier in recognition for his gallantry in action.

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It is awarded by the Chief of Staff of the AFP or other senior commanders to any members of the Armed Forces who have shown bravery in battle.

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Depot is a member of the operating troops of the 39th Infantry Battalion, 10th Infantry (AGILA) Division of the Philippine Army. 

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The Battalion was successful in the combat operation against Pulang Bagani Command, Southern Regional Committee 3, Southern Mindanao Region Committee at Makilala, North Cotabato which resulted in the apprehension of seven (7) High Valued Individuals and the capture of eleven (11) High-Powered Firearms and war materials.



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