During the ceremony, a wreath-laying and a 21-gun salute were performed to honor the SAF 44 who bravely sacrificed their lives during the anti-terrorism operation known as ‘Oplan Exodus’ nine years ago in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

PMGEN LEE relayed the message of PGEN BENJAMIN C ACORDA JR, Chief, PNP emphasizing the importance of unity, coordination, and effective communication in the pursuit of National Security.

“Let us honor their legacy by rededicating ourselves to the cause of upholding the rule of law, defending our nation against terrorism, and promoting peace and stability in our communities. As one united team PNP family, we must remain worthy of the great sacrifices of our fallen heroes, forever loyal to the country they loved and served, and the freedom they fought and died for,” he said.

He also added that the dedication and sacrifice of the SAF 44 will forever be remembered in the Nation’s history, serving as a symbol of courage and inspiration for future generations. ###