Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City (DWDD) – The Southern Luzon Command, (SOLCOM) Armed Forces of the Philippines remembers our soldiers who lost their lives in performing their duty of protecting the Filipino people in a short prayer offered by the Chief Chaplain of SOLCOM.
In the spirit of remembrance, all saints day and all souls day is a memorial long weekend to spend with families and relatives this year. But it is not just a holiday. It is about those brave soldiers who died in strange lands, who never had the chance to say goodbye, never got married, and never saw their children grow up. It is a day of remembering those who fought for our freedom and were no longer with us.
For Mrs. Asia Hanna Lubian it is the day to cherish and remember her late husband, Corporal Michael Salahuddin Lubian who died leading his men in a 4-hour gun battle with the members of new people’s army at Sitio Carinay, Brgy Villa Ibaba, Atimonan, Quezon last July 12, 2015. Corporal Lubian is the Team Leader of the troops from 85th Infantry Battalion securing the construction of a government flagship project in Atimonan.
Mrs. Asia Hanna Lubian said, after a year, I finally learned the true meaning of Memorial Day and felt the pain of it. But I never had to question whether I would see him again. He was a good friend to everyone he met and always there for those he loved. He smiled everywhere he went, brought joy to so many places where he was assigned, he is a loving husband and father and his dedication to our country was strong. “He will always be in our hearts”.
Lieutenant General Ferdinand F Quidilla Commander, Southern Luzon Command conveys his sincere gratitude to every Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines who fell in combat. We may never see them again but their deeds will bring significant change in the life of every Filipino. PAO SOLCOM / MCAG