Military honors were given to 8 of the 11 Army soldiers who died in Sulu upon arrival at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on April 18, 2020.
The military honors were led by the Secretary of the National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Felimon T. Santos Jr., Philippine Army commanding general Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay, and Philippine Air Force commanding general Lieutenant General Allen T. Paredes.
Departure honors were also given to the fallen heroes by Western Mindanao Commander, Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana at Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City.
The fallen heroes were airlifted by two (2) PAF C-295 aircraft. PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE