Soldiers of 82nd Infantry Batallion and their relations turned emotional throughout their send-off ceremony on the Iloilo Airport on Saturday.

The 428 troopers and 19 officers from 82IB had been despatched to Marawi and flew through C-130 aircraft of Philippine Air Force to assist the federal government to exterminate the Maute Terrorist Group who nonetheless managed the 20% of town.

“Sinumpaan namin na ipaglaban ang bayan, at protektahan ang Sambayanang Pilipino. Dalawang bagay lang ang mangyayari, makakauwi ng patay o makakauwi ng buhay dala ang tagumpay” the troopers stated before being despatched to Marawi.


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