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President Aquino presents awards to Filipino peacekeepers from Golan Heights
 

President Benigno S. Aquino III presented awards to 10 members of the 7th Philippine Contingent to Golan Heights during the Heroes’ Welcome Ceremony held in Malacañang Palace on Wednesday morning.

The President conferred the Distinguished Service Star to National Contingent Commander Colonel Ezra James Enriquez and Lt. Col. Ted Dumusmog, who both led the contingent during the “crisis situation” in the Golan Heights, resulting in the successful extrication of all Filipino troops to safe locations.

Enriquez planned the defense posture of the Filipino troops when the Syrian rebels attacked.

The President also presented the Gold Cross Medal to Position 68 Commander Captain Nilo Ramones, Jr. and seven others.

Position 68 Assistant Commander, 2nd Lieutenant Larry Endozo, was cited for assisting Captain Ramones; Master Sergeant Wilson Lagmay for ensuring troops held their position; Sergeant Alwin Cuyos for his unfazed action that prevented the rebels from breaching their gate; Staff Sergeant Leonardo Aboy for neutralizing the gunner of a ZPU-2 (a Russian anti-aircraft gun); Staff Sergeant Andry Mejos as team leader of the Bravo unit and for his accurate firing at the enemy; Sergeant Ramil Bobiles, whose action prevented the rebels from advancing; and Corporal Joneve Acolicol for his bravery that led to the extrication of their unit.  (full story: 10.01.14)

 
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(PARIS, France) President Benigno S. Aquino III and French President Francois Hollande witness the signing of agreements on PHL-FR Air Services, PHL-FR Cultural, Development Academy of the Philippines and Ecole Nationale d’Administration of France, and the Ayala Group/Globe Telecommunications and Alcatel Lucent Agreement at the Palais de L’Elysee on Wednesday (September 17). Also in photo is Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma.
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