MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has posthumously conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu, Rank of Kalasag to the soldiers killed in an encounter with communist rebels in Eastern Samar early this week.Duterte visited Camp General Vicente Lukban in Catbalogan City on Friday evening to honor the six soldiers who died during a Nov. 11 clash with the New People’s Army (NPA) in Borongan City.
He also condoled with the families of the slain soldiers.
Six soldiers were killed while 20 others were wounded in the firefight with communist rebels that lasted for about 30 minutes.
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