WATCH: Names of fallen soldiers, cops of Marawi City displayed in touching tribute

President Rodrigo Duterte, center front row in background, and other officials stand at attention as the flag-draped caskets of eight of the thirteen marines killed Friday in the battle with Muslim militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines, are brought to a funeral parlor for their wake after being flown to Villamor Air Force base in suburban Pasay city, Southeast of Manila, Philippines, Sunday, June 11, 2017. Fighting in Marawi between Government forces and Muslim militants, who laid siege to Marawi, continues for the third week Sunday with rising casualties on both sides as well as civilians and displacing tens of thousands of residents.AP / Bullit Marquez

MANILA, Philippines — A video tribute to the heroism and bravery of the soldiers and cops who died while fighting in the Marawi City was aired nationwide on Monday noon.

The names of the 58 fallen soldiers and policemen were flashed on TV and were shown simultaneously at exactly 12 p.m. on local television channels PTV-4, ABS-CBN, GMA, and CNN Philippines.

These soldiers and cops fought against militants of the ISIS-inspired Maute group, who besieged Marawi since May 23.

Malacañang called on the public to unite and pray for all those who perished in the armed conflict including civilians.

Watch the tribute video below:

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