CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City: Five more charred bodies of soldiers, who perished in the C-130 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu, arrived here on Monday noon, said Maj. Francisco Gallero Jr. of the Philipine Army's Public Affairs Office.
Gallero said the cadavers belonged to Pfc. Carlos Dapanas of Manticao, Misamis Oriental; TSgt. Nelson Jagueri of Kadingilan, Bukidnon; Pfc. Philip Camillosa of Butuan City; Pvt. Carlos Paragua Jr. of Manla de Bugabos, Butuan City; and Cpl. Jarbvee Obiñita of Lianga, Surigao del Sur.
Gallero said the cadavers arrived at the Lumbia Airport of the Philippine Air Force in Cagayan de Oro City where they were accorded planeside military honors.
From Lumbia, the cadavers would be individually placed in a Philippine flag-draped casket before these would be transported to the Army's Fourth Infantry Division (4ID) gymnasium for a night vigil and would be eventually sent off to the respective places where these will be accorded military honors upon arrival.
Gallero said 20 more bodies remained unidentified and were still in the Western Mindanao Command for proper identification before these would be flown to the 4ID here.
On July 7, 2021, six of 37 fallen soldiers were among the first batch of identified military personnel in the ill-fated military cargo plane.
The six crash victims are already in their respective places of origin and respective residences in Agusan del Norte and Bukidnon, Gallero said.