During Cory Aquino's funeral cortege, I was among those who can't help but admire the dedication and discipline of the four honor guards who remained motionless in front of President Cory Aquino's casket for nine hours in spite of the heat, the rain and multitudes of people who I believe took turns taunting them. I am reminded of a scene from an old Mr. Bean show where he plays around with his camera infront of a Royal guard but still the guard remained motionless.
The Fantastic Four, as they are now popularly known are PO1 Danilo Malab, Pfc. Antonio Cadiente, Airman 2nd Class Gener Laguindam, and Navy Petty Officer 3 Edgardo Rodriguez. These gentlemen earned the respect from all of us and they surely deserve the commendations, the rewards and promotions that they got.
Congratulations to the four of you! You make us more proud to be called Filipinos!