CMP meets Vizcayano heroes of Marawi
Governor Carlos M. Padilla was proud to meet some of the Novo Vizcayano soldiers who fought with the Maute Group in Marawi City during the soldiers’ courtesy visit to the Governor’s Office on November 27.
“What you have done to the country is really heroic. There may be some more Vizcayano soldiers who went to Marawi and I am hoping to meet and know them too,” Governor Padilla said.
Leading the team was Captain Ricardo Noel Fulgencio of the Philippine Army. He belongs to the “Masidlak” Class of 2010 of the Philippine Military Academy. Fulgencio hails from Barangay Quirino of Solano. Joining him were First Lieutenant Darwin Sonio of Aurora, Quezon; Private First Class Willy Alcantara of Concepcion, Solano and Richard Padilla of Homestead, Bambang.
“I know there were some more Vizcayano soldiers in Marawi, I was only able to identify those who I had worked with during the war. I also went to war in Marawi with Corporal Allan Bambino Cadoy of Poblacion, Kasibu,” Fulgencio said.
Cadoy is a brother of Leonard Clemens Cadoy, Administrative Officer V at the Governor’s Office.
Narrating their experiences to the Governor, Fulgencio said, “the Maute Group really wanted to establish ISIS caliphate in Marawi. We also encountered some foreign militants fighting with the Mautes.”
Marawi City is a Maranao county. And according to Fulgencio, even if one is a Muslim, he will still be screened if he is not a Maranao.
“We had recovered 500+ firearms in some houses during the first month of the war alone. And it was surprising to know that the houses there are not made of hollow blocks but with full cement mixture,” Fulgencio added. #bg