“I’ll return it if I survive this war. If I fall, my buddy will return it. That I promise,” was all First Lieutenant Bala Tamayo said when he received Anne Curtis’ care package that contained a GoPro live action camera.
Hello everyone. . Please take time to read. . 👉🏼 The gentleman beside me is 1Lt Bala Tamayo of the Special Forces 134 Vishnu company.. I met Bala when we were training and shooting with the Special Forces in Fort Magsaysay for BuyBust. He happened to offer oral rehydration salts during a very hot day in full battle gear and the rest is history. He became friends not only with myself but with everyone part of the BuyBust squad. . Shortly after, we learned that the troops were to go fight the war in Marawi. We somewhat kept in touch – which was great because we knew exactly what the soldiers needed during such a harsh time and sent over care packages to somehow boost their morale. Along with my care package I sent over my @gopro to Bala – you see, he is actually a very good film maker and has done shorts for the Special Forces. His request to tell the story and experience the Marawi Siege from the boots of a soldier could not be left ungranted. His words were – “i’ll return it if I survive this war. If I fall, my buddy will return it. That I promise “ I told him that I knew he would NOT fall and HE would personally return the GoPro once the war is over.. and IT IS OVER.. . He returned it without even scratch.. . So now, I would like to ask all of you to take time to watch the video of the actual war footage he shot with the GoPro I have in my hands in this photo. Watch how all the soldiers bravely fought for freedom and peace.. . A salute to all the troops that fought hard, fell and survived fighting for peace in Marawi.. . Thank you for your service and sacrifice.. . Snappy Salute to you Bala! Hi @gopro @goproph you definitely need to see this 👉🏼 https://youtu.be/_4zXI0X8Brc . . Edit: You can also search BATTLE OF MARAWI on the official Army Special Forces account on YouTube to watch it. I’ve also reposted the video on my official Facebook page ❤️. P.S – if you are to repost or share please make sure to give credit to Bala and ask permission to upload if not using his link 👌🏼
The Special Forces member was a budding film maker and he had one request: To tell the story of the terrorist attacks in Marawi shown in the perspective of the nation’s soldiers who fought to keep the peace with their own lives.
Actress Anne Curtis knew it was a request that needed to be granted, so she lent her camera and with it, Lieutenant Bala came home with scenes of the war immortalized through film. The video he has filmed and put together immerses its viewers in the war zone, and even featured clips captured by the enemy.
The two initially met during the shooting of upcoming action flick “Buy Bust.” Anne shared that the soldier “happened to offer oral rehydration salts during a very hot day in full battle gear and the rest is history. He became friends not only with myself but with everyone part of the Buy Bust squad.”
“So now, I would like to ask all of you to take time to watch the video of the actual war footage he shot with the GoPro I have in my hands in this photo. Watch how all the soldiers bravely fought for freedom and peace,” the actress shared in an Instagram post.
(The following video contains graphic content)