LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Governor Amado Espino III paid his respects to the heroism of Private First Class Eddie C. Bravo of the Philippine Marines from Bolinao town, who was killed by a sniper during a firefight with Maute terrorists last June 9.
“The people of Pangasinan salute and honor the bravery and heroism of our kabaleyan, Pfc Eddie Cardona, Jr. who died in a clash with members of the Maute terror group in embattled Marawi City on June 9,” Espino said.
The remains of Cardona arrived in Bolinao Wednesday night, then loaded to a barge and brought to Barangay Guyuden, Santiago Island.
Espino said there is no greater love than to offer one’s life for others and for his country.
“Surely, his noble deeds will not be forgotten as the whole nation will forever remain grateful to his ultimate sacrifice,” he said.
To mourn the death of PFC Cardona and other Filipinos who fought in Marawi, Espino ordered the hoisting of the Philippine flag at half mast at the Capitol plaza.
The governor also expressed deep condolences to the family of the fallen soldier.
“Truly, we take pride that we have Pfc. Cardona as a brave Pangasinan Marine,’ Espino said. PNA – northboundasia.com