2 great heroic men – BGen. Batalla and Col. Abendan PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 January 2012 00:00

In commemoration of the 23rd death anniversary of the late Brig. Gen. Eduardo A. Batalla and the late Col. Romeo A. Abendan, police officers and men including their families and friends had a solemn Holy Mass and wreath lying ceremony for these two heroic officers and their men yesterday at Camp Abendan in Mercedes, Zamboanga City.

It was in January 5, 1989, when BGen. Batalla, then commander of the Philippine Constabulary in Western Mindanao, and his chief of staff Col. Abendan, along with five other people, were taken hostage by discharged policemen and soldiers in Batalla’s own office at the Recom-9 Headquarters (now Camp Batalla) in Cawa-Cawa, Zamboanga City. The unfortunate mutiny led to the death of 19 people including the two top officers when the release negotiation failed.

It’s been said that “where there is a brace man, in the thickest of the fight, there is the post of honor”. These two great police officers sacrificed their lives and had shown an example of heroism and valor. They never abandoned their post. We need more great men like them today.


Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2012 14:09