ROXAS CITY, Capiz— The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Capiz on June 14, 2017 honored two Capiceño soldiers who were killed in action in the Marawi City siege.
A resolution passed during the SP’s regular session hailed Sergeant Throlen “Obet” Lago, of Brgy. Tumalalud, Mambusao; and Private First Class Alvin John Carillo of Brgy. Tawog Sigma, Capiz.
Lago was the first Capiceño soldier to die in the Marawi siege.
The 39-year-old Lago, a member of the Army’s 15th Infantry Battalion (Alfa Company), was one of the 11 soldiers killed by “friendly fire during a bombing run”.
The remains of Carillo, also a member of the 15th IB based in Lanao Del Norte, arrived via a C-130 plane at the Roxas City Airport afternoon of June 13, 2017.
Carillo was killed by sniper fired on June 11 while battling the Maute group.
Vice Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras said that aside from the resolution, the provincial government will also give assistance to the families of the two soldiers.
The amount, however, will be discussed by provincial officials.