A young soldier, Army Corporal Angelo Estores Jr. 25, called his father and asked to pray for him while fighting against Maute group in Marawi City.
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In a report from Newsline.ph, at about 1 pm on May 25, Estores called his father, a retired soldier, and said:
"Pa, Pray mo sa ako, murag dili na madayon akong kasal, tulo na lang mi nabilin ang siyam patay na,” Jestoni Almeres, cousin of Estores told newsline.ph quoting the communication between the father and son.Estores Sr. advised his son:
(Pa, you Pray for me, my wedding might not push through, only three of us left here, nine of my companions are dead).
Jun, kung na trap ka ayaw ug gawas kung walay reinforcement.Estores Jr. then told his father:
(Jun, if you are trapped, don’t get out until reinforcement arrives).
Ginakamang na naku ang 50-caliber pang, RPG ang ginatira sa amoa pang, wala na koy bala, patay na akong opisal, i-rray ko ninyoEstores Sr. was directing his son what to do during their conversation. He just assumed his son was wounded.
(I am crawling towards the 50-caliber, they are firing us with RPG, I don’t have ammunition, my officer is dead, you pray for me).
However, on May 26, Estores Sr. received a message from the military command center telling his “Jun-Jun”, Cpl. Angelo Estores Jr. is dead.