Lolinato G. To-ong
Died(2000-04-30)30 April 2000
Matanog, Maguindanao, Philippines
Allegiance Philippines
Service/branch Philippine Marine Corps
Rank
Captain[1]
Service number0-129481
Unit52nd Marine Company, Force Reconnaissance Battalion,
Philippine Marine Corps
Battles/wars2000 Philippine campaign against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Moro conflict
Awards
Medal of Valor

Lolinato G. To-ong was a Philippine Marine Corps officer and a posthumous recipient of the Philippines' highest military award for courage, the Medal of Valor.[2][3] Then-First Lieutenant To-ong served with the 52nd Marine Company of the Force Reconnaissance Battalion during the 2000 Philippine campaign against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In a military operation in Matanog, Maguindanao, To-ong and enlisted Marine Domingo Deluana were themselves wounded while providing suppressive fire to cover the medical evacuation of wounded fellow Marines. Despite their wounds, they continued maneuvering and providing cover fire until an RPG blast caught the pair. To-ong and Deluana were killed in action.

Captain To-ong is buried in Section 1A at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig, Metro Manila.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b La Putt, Juny P. "Libingan Ng Mga Bayani". Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ Fonbuena, Carmela (20 December 2017). "FAST FACTS: List of Medal of Valor awardees and their privileges". Rappler. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. ^ Philippine Marine Corps. "Medal for Valor: FIRST LIEUTENANT LOLINATO G TOONG 0-129481 Philippine Navy(Marines)". Archived from the original on 12 July 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2018.