Lt. Col. Ricky P. Bunayog
Outstanding Filipinos: Lt. Col. Ricky P. Bunayog
Like the many men and women of our military who had seen and felt the rigors of war, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations Lt. Col. Ricky P. Bunayog has first-hand experience with rocket-propelled grenades. However, unlike many soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the greater good, Bunayog has a more than just a war-story he can tell. “Sumabog sabay-sabay yung RPG, yung parang sa sine. Yung parang magsha-shut down pala iyong utak mo sa lakas ng impact.” He uses this experience and many more like them as lessons to impart to the army aspirants who train at the headquarters of the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army in Central Mindanao. Because in war, there is no room for second-guessing and thorough preparation is what saves lives and wins missions.