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.
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
(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.