PRO8 Commemorates SAF 44 Heroic Day
Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- The Police Regional Office 8 commemorates the day of National Remembrance for the heroic sacrifice of the Forty-four (44) members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP SAF) on January 25, 2020.
PRO8 organized a fun ride dubbed as “A Ride to Remember the Heroism of SAF 44” which was participated in by more or less 400 bike enthusiasts. The fun ride started at 5AM with its route from the Regional Headquarters (RHQs) to the downtown of Tacloban City via Abucay road, Magsaysay Boulevard, Real Street and straight to Marasbaras, Palo, Leyte, Sta. Fe, Leyte and back to RHQs.
Also, this PRO offered a Eucharistic Mass for the SAF 44 and was followed with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Ruperto Kangleon Monument. It was witnessed by the invited families of fallen SAF 44 namely: Christine E. Clemencio, wife of the late PO1 Mark Clemencio and Mrs. Luz B. Bedua, mother of the late PO2 Glenn Bedua.
To recall, the incident occurred during a police operation, which took place on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao, by the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) which led to the deaths of 44 members of SAF.
“We cannot forget how they sacrificed their lives in the service for the country. And to the families left behind, know by heart that they have displayed the highest form of “heroism.” I hope that this day may inspire more Police Officers to be true with their sworn oath, To Serve and Protect,” says PBGEN FERDINAND O DIVINA.
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Photos show the Wreath Laying Ceremony for the SAF44 led by PBGEN FERDINAND O DIVINA, Regional Director, PRO8 held at PRO8 Heroes Monument, Camp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte on January 25, 2020.
Photos show the Fun Ride organized by Police Regional Office 8 dubbed as “A Ride to Remember the Heroism of SAF 44” participated in by more or less 400 uniformed and civilian bike enthusiasts on Jan. 25, 2020.