Marine Col. Edgard A. Arevalo, the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Public Affairs Office identified the fatalities as S/Sgt Ruel A Catubay, 39 years old; Sgt. Jay Erwin L. Almohallas, 38 years old; Corporals Omar M. Raddulan, 41; Ronald M. Galoniga, 33; Elid S. Ismael, 49; Salik H. Mandangan, 31; Private First Class Nestor C. Bacaling, 26; Pfc. Jison B. Falcasantos, 28; Pfc. Gerald A. Yubal, 29; Pfc. Dhendo A. Dujo, 32; Pfc. Roselito A. Arnoco, 29; Pfc. Glend C. Resma, 24; Pfc. Rogelio D. Vincoy, 28; Private Jonas A. Lumayan, 23 and marine officer Ernan P. Gusto, 33 who holds a rank of 2nd Lt.