Philippine Army honors FVR

Philippine Army honors FVR

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — The Philippine flag in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila and other key military installations nationwide were flown at half-mast on August 1, 2022 in a show of solidarity with the nation that is grieving the passing of the 12th President and Commander in Chief Fidel V. Ramos.

Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner led the Army officers and personnel in wearing the ‘badge of mourning’ on the left sleeve of the uniform following the official reading of the former commander-in-chief’s notice-of-death on the morning of August 1, 2022.

The Fort Bonifacio-based Saluting Battery of the Army Artillery Regiment also joined the nationwide simultaneous gun salute at key military camps. An initial eight-volley fire kicked-off the gun salute that started in the 5 am reveille and ended in the 5 pm flag retreat.

The 110,000-strong Philippine Army mourns the loss of a great leader and an illustrious soldier who truly embodied the organization’s core values of honor, duty, and patriotism.

The former president, affectionately called FVR, passed away on July 31, 2022 at the age of 94. (ai/mtvn)

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