PBGEN BENJAMIN C ACORDA JR, commemorates the SAF 44 National Remembrance Day at Camp 1Lt Vicente Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City on January 25, 2022. The said ceremony was graced by PMGEN ROLANDO J HINANAY, Director for Personnel and Records Management, as the Guest of Honor and Speaker. Arrival Honors was accorded by Police Regional Office 10 with our Regional Director, as the receiving host. The families and loved ones of the departed police officers were also present during the ceremony.

This ceremony was conducted to honor the act of heroism and gallantry of the fallen 44 elite commandos of the PNP Special Action Force who died in the Mamasapano-Maguindanao Police Operations purposely to neutralize the Malaysian terrorist known as “Marwan” and other high-ranking members of the BIFF. Wreath Laying and 21 Gun Salute were also accorded as a tribute to the fallen heroes.

This ceremony was also a tribute to fellow police officers who were killed in Police Operations, doing their duties and responsibilities despite the danger and those who have lost their lives, working as frontlines during the Covid 19 pandemic.

A message from the Chief PNP read by PMGEN HINANAY said “putting the lives at risk in order to protect freedom is a selfless act of valor for it is done without expecting any favor in return… their death is a strong manifestation that we police officers are always ready to carry out our mission despite the odds and difficulties along the way.”

Because of the love of country, our fallen brothers had sacrificed their lives. Their act of heroism had paved way for peace to rise, giving us a silver lining for a peaceful world. Police Regional Office 10 will never forget that sacrifice, a hallmark of true heroism and gallantry. ###