303rd Brigade Commander bestows wounded medal to Mandirigma trooper


The 303rd Infantry Brigade, 3ID, Philippine Army Commander Brigadier General Inocencio Pasaporte confers Wounded Personnel Medal (WPM) award to Mandirigma Trooper Corporal Reno Gicole of 94th Infantry Battalion in a simple ceremony held at Mahalang Detachment, Brgy Mahalang, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental on April 18.

BGEN Pasaporte assisted by Lt.Colonel Van Donald Almonte, personally pinned the award of Wounded Personnel Medal (WPM) to Mandirigma Trooper Corporal Reno Gicole, for having been wounded in action during an encounter against the NPA terrorist at Sitio Pandan, Brgy Caradio-an, Himamaylan, Negros Occidental on April 14, 2022.

In his message, BGEN Pasaporte lauded Corporal Gicole and all the Mandirigma Troopers under the leadership of Lt.Colonel Van Donald Almonte, Battalion Commander for their commitment and dedication to duty especially in protecting the Negrenses against the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) in the area. “The risk of life while in the performance of duty reminds me of your strong commitment as a true warrior, fully committed to the ideals of the military profession. May you continue to protect and serve the people of Himamaylan and the entire Negros Island,” BGEN Pasaporte added.