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Maj. Indammog buried, tribemates demand justice

Philippine Information Agency
09 Jul 2020, 16:38 GMT+10

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, July 9 (PIA) - - The late Major Marvin Indammog of the Philippine Army was buried yesterday at the Good Sheperd Cemetery, Mapaoay, Ipil, this city amidst demand for justice for his death and three of his men.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines accorded Indammog funeral honors with the traditional 21-gun salute. The commanding officer of the Army's 9th Intelligence Service Unit, he was slain with three other soldiers on June 29 in Sulu by alleged policemen.

His remains were first brought to the St. William's Cathedral for the funeral mass. His classmates in the Philippine Military Academy Mandala Class of 2006 and siblings took turn giving eulogies.

Hundreds of well-wishers from various walks-of-life and sub Kalinga tribes attended the ceremony. His relatives and co-Mangali tribe members wore printed white T-shirts demanding justice for his death and his companions.

Before he was finally laid to his grave, his four year old daughter Marian Thalia while tapping the coffin said "Hi, Daddy", her last greetings to her father. His wife, Jennifer, was silently grieving during the burial.

Indammog's father Cerilo received the Philippine flag from an Army officer.

His parents recall Marvin as responsible. The eldest of the brood of six who are all males, his mother Violeta described him as strict imposing discipline to his younger brothers.

He is also remembered by his co-officers in the Army as effective and efficient in his work, and by his men as brave, courageous, and their defender. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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