Mt. Samat: President Aquino hailed Marine soldiers for protecting the Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea as he led military rites to pay tribute to the Filipino war veterans.
Speaking at the Day of Valor, marked in honor of World War II veterans, the President acknowledged the Marines for their dedication in safeguarding the Ayungin Shoal, which is claimed by China.
Aquino reminded Filipinos about the sacrifice by the Marines with almost no communication with their families.