From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the high noon salute to the heroes and innocent victims lost in Marawi

Today as the nation observes Independence Day we will pay homage to the fallen soldiers of Marawi.The names of our brave soldiers who died fighting in Marawi City will be flashed on TV and read over the radio, with the sound of taps, at twelve noon as a tribute to their heroism for making the ultimate sacrifice for the flag and the country we dearly love.

We would likewise remember all the innocent victims who perished as a result of rebel atrocities committed.

We enjoin the public to honor these heroes and civilians and pray for them and the families they left behind.