As many of you may already know, Marawi City has been taken over by a group terrorist just this past week while President Rodrigo Duterte was still in Russia. Fortunately, the president has to cut his visit due to this problem and even went a step further when he declared Martial Law in the entire island of Mindanao.
Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normally civilian functions of government, especially in response to a temporary emergency such as invasion or major disaster or in occupied territory.
Having said that, a heartbreaking story of a man who was killed during an encounter against the Maute group in Marawi City last May 25 is now making rounds all over the social media sites.
The young man was identified as 25-year old Army Corporal Angelo Estores, a member of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) 5th mechanized battalion. According to NewslinePH, Estores was killed while he was trying to recover the weapon of his fallen comrade.
Furthermore, Estores’ cousin Jestoni Almeres, claim that the fallen soldier called his retired soldier father Angelo Estores Sr. before the tragic incident and asked him to pray for him, for he may not be able to make it to his wedding due to the danger he is currently facing.
Estores was a father of two and was suppose to get married with his bride to be this coming June 29, 2017 at North Cotabato. Sadly, he wasn’t able to make it, for he has already sacrificed himself to defend Marawi and died a hero in the eyes of the people.
As of writing, 14 soldiers and four police officers was already confirmed killed in battle by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.