Gallant protectors of West Philippine Sea awarded with medals

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command (WESCOM) commander Lieutenant General Rozzano D. Briguez, today, led the awarding of Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) Campaign Medal, and Ribbon and Military Merit Medal to gallant troops who rendered service to protect and preserve the country’s sovereignty in West Philippine Sea.

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The awarding was held during the Joint Flag Raising Ceremony at Headquarters Western Command.

Lieutenant General Briguez was accompanied by Naval Forces West (NAVFORWEST) commander Commodore Rommel Jason L. Galang.

Awarded troops were part of security forces deployed in different detachments in the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea.

WESCOM said it commends the patriotism and professionalism displayed by Filipino troops for several months guarding the country’s national territory in Kalayaan Island Group.