PALO, Leyte- Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines John Holmes lauded the bravery of Filipino soldiers who fought to liberate Marawi City from the hands of Maute- Isis Group.
Holmes said that while they were saddened on what happened in Marawi City, they were at the same “salute the brave soldiers,” in liberating the city from the terror group.
“Our hearts go out to all of the victims of Marawi City and all of the brave soldiers who lost their lives and to all their families,” the ambassador said.
The Canadian ambassador said that his country is ready to assist the Philippine government if it will ask for its assistance.
Likewise, his country will continue to provide assistance to Mindanao.
Holmes was among the foreign dignitaries who attended a ‘barrio fiesta’ sponsored by the Palo municipal government on October 19 held at the municipal building.
Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla and Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla hosted the occasion which was also attended by war veterans.