Military honors peacekeepers today

Members of the 3rd Philippine contingent to the Golan Heights will be awarded United Nations service medals at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City today.

The 323-strong contingent concluded its six-month tour of duty recently.

Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Oban Jr. said members of the contingent successfully performed their duties as peacekeepers.

“It is only natural for them to deserve the awards as merit to their honorable service of making lives better for the ordinary people and supporting the advocacy to a peaceful and stable global nation,” he said.

Commanded by Col. Sanny Gadot, the peacekeeping team consisted of 48 military officers and 275 enlisted personnel.

The contingent left for Golan Heights last November and returned home on May 18.

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