Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command, led the wreath-laying ceremony and awarding of gold cross medals to four enlisted personnel of the 11th Infantry (Lapu-Lapu) Battalion, today, November 26, at the 11IB headquarters in Barangay Salag, Siaton town in Negros Oriental.
Gold cross medals were awarded to Corporals Dennis Enalao, Raymundo Tanilon, Richard Rafols, and Private First Class Ramer Maceda for their gallantry in accomplishing the unit’s mission of protecting Negrenses and bringing peace and development in its area of operation, a press release from the Army said.
Ancan also bestowed the Central Command streamer to the 11IB for its exemplary performance that significantly contributed to the attainment of the mission of the unit.
During the activity, retired soldiers were also recognized by the 11IB for their contribution.
Ancan, a former member of 11IB, said: “This battalion is where I started my military service, thus, I feel privileged to go back and reminisce the years of service fighting for humanity…I take pride in the unit in all its accomplishments, for it showcases how to be a true Lapu-Lapu warrior.”*