Bicolano soldier killed in Zamboanga standoff given honor

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By Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY, 26Sept2013 (PNA) – The composite team of Army, Navy and Air force and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol gave a hero’s welcome and military honors to a fallen soldier in the Zamboanga standoff at the Tactical Operations Group (TOG) 5 in the Legazpi City airport Thursday.

Major Arvin Joel Buan, TOG 5 deputy commander, identified the slain soldier as Corporal Jesi Chris Reyeg, 33, a resident of Barangay Ilaor Norte, Oas, Albay.

Reyeg is a member of the Light Reaction Company (LRC) under the Army’s Special Operations Command based in Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija.

Direct from Zamboanga City, through a C-130 Air Force plane, the victim’s casket was brought to Legazpi City via a one-and-a-half hour flight.

Reyeg’s body was brought to his home town in Oas, Albay. (PNA)

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