Retired cops demand justice for fallen SAF commandos PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 31 January 2015 11:59

The officers and members of the Police Regional Retirees Association Inc. (PRAI) nationwide demand justice for the massacre of 44 members of the Philippine National Police- Special Action Force in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Sunday.

The PNP-SAF commandos went to Mamasapano on a mission to serve warrant of arrest on two wanted terrorists when they figured in a 12-hour gunfight with combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and guerrillas of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

Sources said Marwan was already in the hands of the SAF commandos when they clashed with the moro rebels.    Marwan was killed in the same gunbattle.

The SAF commandos were outnumbered by the moro rebels, according to survivors of the bloodbath.

The survivors said they were in a defenseless battle position at a corn field and did not know the rebels were waiting for them in a battle position.

According to the survivors, after their comrades were killed, they were stripped of their firearms and uniforms.

A message of deep sympathy is being extended to the bereaved families of the fallen heroes by PRAI National President/ Chairman  Police Director Van D. Luspo (Ret.). All regional chapter presidents and members were requested to  put up a streamer or tarpaulin with the  statement “Police Regional Regional  Association Inc. Demands Justice for the  Massacred/Butchered Philippine National Police-Special Action Force”. It will be displayed in conspicuous place to show   sympathy to the bereaved families of the fallen heroes who conducted a law enforcement operations.

PRAI officials and members in all regional chapters are also requested to  offer prayers and mass for the souls of the victims. —  Allen Abastillas