PROCOR COMMEMORATES SAF44 HEROISM
CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA – As part of the commemoration, a Wreath Laying Ceremony was also conducted wherein wreaths were offered to the memorial site and volley fire was performed to honor and pay tribute to the SAF44.
Five years ago, the 44 troopers of SAF lost their lives during a high-risk special operation in Maguindanao. Of the 44 troopers, 15 are Cordillerans. As such, a memorial site for the SAF44 was constructed in Hotel Manor. The project was a collaboration between PMGEN EMPISO, who was then the SAF Commander, and the local government of Baguio, with the leadership of Mayor Magalong.
As Mayor Magalong recalls the heroism and gallantry of the fallen troopers, he acknowledged that everyone’s unity would be of great help in fighting for justice for the SAF Troopers and their families. Also, in his speech, he imparted that we should let the SAF44 always remind us that no life deserves to be a useless sacrifice in the name of expediency and that we owe no less to honor their gallant memory. (PROCOR)