What may have been an enormous morale booster to the courageous troopers preventing in opposition to terrorists in Marawi City has simply been wasted as a result of the Office of the Executive Secretary was apparently sleeping on the job.
President Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to the 59 troopers who perished within the struggle in Marawi City by proclaiming a day of mourning from June 13 to 16, 2017.
Duterte signed Proclamation Order No. 232 on June 13 (the second day of his controversial 5-day relaxation interval).
The drawback is no person knew of the order to hoist all flags at half mast in the course of the interval as a result of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea launched it on June 20, 2017.
This is an enormous letdown for troopers who’ve been preventing relentlessly to flush out the Maute and Abu Sayyaf in an operation which was purported to final solely per week but has dragged for 29 days and counting.