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WATCH: The Marawi war hero who received a Medal of Valor

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:09 AM

The Philippine Medal of Valor is the country’s highest military honor for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty

Living heroes: 5 Filipino soldiers who won the Medal of Valor

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Here are awe-inspiring stories of how 5 officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines risked their lives in the battlefield to save their missions from failure and their men from certain death

Most coveted Medal of Valor goes to Scout Ranger slain in Marawi

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:19 PM

(UPDATED) The late Captain Rommel Sandoval, 38, died to save one of his soldiers in the Marawi siege

LOVE FOR COUNTRY. Captain Sandoval was a member of the PMA Class 2005. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler    LOVE FOR COUNTRY. Captain Sandoval was a member of the PMA Class 2005. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Documentary | Marawi: 153 days of war

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:08 PM

(UPDATED) See the terror, get to know the heroes, and learn the lessons of the war that dragged on for 5 months

There will be a valor awardee from Marawi – Duterte

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

President Duterte promises to give the awardee one of his most special guns – a model used by the US Marines – that may be used even under water

VALOR. The Medal for Valor was last awarded in 2013, posthumously, to the late Private First Class Ian Pacquit. Rappler file photo

FACT CHECK: Is the PNP’s 'Medalya ng Kagitingan' different from the 'Medal of Valor?'

Feb 15, 2017 - 10:58 PM

While Napolcom recommends the awarding of medals it is the Special Promotions and Awards Deliberation Board of the PNP that does the deliberations

SAF 44. People look at a display of photos in Manila on February 7, 2015 showing the 44 elite commandos who died in a police raid in Mamasapano town. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Defense chief rejects wholesale valor award to 42 SAF

Feb 15, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says a few of the elite cops who helped kill the country s top terrorist Zulkifli Bin Hir or Marwan may be deserving of the award But not all

Duterte approves awarding of Medal of Valor to remaining SAF troopers

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Families of Medal of Valor awardees get a P20 000 monthly pension on top of other special incentives and special privileges the National Police Commission explains

SAF 44. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tells Philippine National Police Director General Ronald€™ Dela Rosa to examine whether the Special Action Force (SAF) 44 should be given Medals of Valor and the benefits that go with it in his speech during a meeting with the bereaved families of the fallen police officers at the Heroes Hall in Malacanang Palace on January 24, 2017. File photo by Ace Moradante/Presidential Photo

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Feb 07, 2017 - 9:05 PM

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Napolcom recommends Medal of Valor for slain SAF troopers

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The recommendation is for 42 out of the 44 troopers killed in the Mamasapano clash in January 2015 The two others received the award in January 2016

MEDALS FOR ALL? The Napolcom recommends the conferment of Medals of Valor to the rest of the SAF 44, barely a week after President Rodrigo Duterte meets with their surviving families. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

True mark of valor: SAF's Gednat Tabdi, Romeo Cempron

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Coins were tossed and as fate would have it Tabdi got the assignment he badly wanted: Mindanao He was killed in heavy gunfire in Mamasapano

AFTER EXODUS. Policemen man the highway leading to barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015. Rappler file photo

Why SAF troopers didn't get award

Aug 07, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says the awards given on August 7 were for acts done in 2014; SAF s Mamasapano operation happened in January 2015

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Aquino troops the line during the 114th Police Service Anniversary at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City on August 07, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau

The legend of the soldier who said: 'Fire on my location'

Feb 13, 2015 - 10:00 AM

It happened in the Mountain Province where an Army lieutenant ordered to be fired at to save his retreating men

'Justice for PNP SAF 44'

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:17 AM

The grief stricken uniformed service and the general public ask that justice be given to the 44 young men who died in a clash with the BIFF and MILF

HEROES’ WELCOME. An aerial view of the arrival of the remains of 42 of the 44 slain cops in the Maguindanao clash on January 29, 2015. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Air Force

VIDEO: Soldier who died in Zambo gets medal for valor

Dec 23, 2013 - 9:55 PM

The Philippine military honors the bravery of soldiers in combat One of those awarded the medal of valor is 21 year old Private Ian Paquit

Soldier killed in Zambo given highest military honor

Dec 20, 2013 - 5:36 PM

Private First Class Ian Paquit gets the Medal of Valor He died after he intentionally put himself in the line of fire to rescue hostages He was 21

MEDAL OF VALOR: First Lieutenant Ian Paquit (1994-2013)

The heroes of Zamboanga: Lessons

Nov 04, 2013 - 8:37 PM

The need for high tech equipment more training – high ranking generals and enlisted personnel are honored for doing urban warfare that the AFP is not used to

WOUNDED PERSONNEL MEDAL: Marine Pfc Eduardo A. Jose. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines