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Marcos vows justice for soldiers killed in Maguindanao ambush

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President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vowed to swiftly serve justice for the four slain soldiers in Maguindanao last March 17.

In a post on his X account, President Marcos called the ambush on the troops as cowardly and despicable. He, however, said the attack on the military would build the government’s resolve to eliminate terrorism in the country.

“We strongly condemn the cowardly ambush that targeted four of our courageous soldiers in Maguindanao del Sur on March 17,” the President said.

“This despicable act only strengthens our resolve to eradicate terrorism from the region and our entire nation,” he added.

The President also assured quick assistance and distribution of benefits to the families of the fallen soldiers.

“Under my administration, we remain resolute in our pledge to ensure that justice is swiftly served for our fallen heroes. I have instructed the immediate provision of benefits and assistance to support the families they leave behind,” President Marcos said.

“Let this tragic event unite us in our unwavering commitment for a safer, stronger, and insurgency-free Philippines. Together, we shall prevail against these acts of violence,” he continued.

Four soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Dawlah Islamiya terrorists in Datu Hoffer Ampatuan, Maguindanao del Sur.

They were attacked while returning to base in Barangay Tuayan.

Three soldiers were from the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion while the other one was a member of the 3rd Army Cavalry under the 601st Brigade.

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