During the visit, Duterte chatted with the soldiers and personally handed to them white envelopes containing cash and checks.
"Maasahan ninyo na hindi ko kayo makakalimutan. Sa panahon ko, mauuna kayo palagi," Duterte assured the wounded soldiers.
Samsung Galaxy phones were also visibly laid on the hospital beds of the soldiers confined at the Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo town.
The wounded soldiers are members of Joint Task Force Sulu, which was formed to go after Abu Sayyaf bandits.
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