TThe team visited Headquarters, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija to interview commanders, staff officers and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from Headquarters SOCOM, Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) and Light Reaction Regiment (LRR). One of the interviewees was Brig. Gen. Manuel Rey, commander of Joint Task Group Ranao, who narrated to the team his assigned task as ordered to him by Gen. Ano, the AFP chief of staff. He shared the challenges he encountered when he was tasked to command JTG Ranao and as spokesperson of Joint Task Force Marawi. The study group were also brought to a room where important artefacts recovered in Marawi were displayed, including recovered guns, drones and significant items from the terrorists.
(In photo: BGEN MANUEL REY narrates his experiences as the commander of Joint Task Group Ranao to the study group)