All The WOW News in Cordillera

Thursday, January 24, 2019

January 25, 2019: Remembering the bravest commandos of our land: SAF 44

Cordillera - Every January 25th of the year, we remember the gallantry of the 44 fallen members of the Special Action Forces (SAF 44), 14 of whom are Cordillerans who bravely went to Mindanao and fought members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters four years ago. 
This is the day that we are all reminded of the gallantry of the 44 young men who showed courage in the line of fire. 

On January 25, 2015, members of the Special Action Force (SAF) were tasked in a police operation codenamed Oplan Exodus intended to capture or kill wanted Malaysian terrorist and other wanted persons of the BIFF. The operation lead to the death of forty-four members of the SAF including numerous people from MILF and BIFF. 

Retired police Director Benjamin Magalong said the death of the troopers did not go in vain, as their passing is a vindication for the neutralization of the most wanted person - "Marwan" and Usman.

The 14 SAF commandos from Cordillera:

PO2 Peterson Carap of Kabayan, Benguet, 
PO1 Gringo Cayang-o of Sadanga, Mountain Province,
PO2 Joel Bumidang Dulnuan of Nueva Viscaya
PO1 Angel Kodiamat of Bontoc, Mountain Province, 
PO2 Jerry Kayob of La Trinidad, Benguet, 
PO2 Nobel Kiangan of Mankayan, Benguet, 
PO3 Noel Golocan of Mankayan, Benguet and Sagada, Mountain Province, 
PO2 Walner Danao of Irisan, Baguio City, 
PSI Gednat Tabdi of La Trinidad, Benguet, 
PSI Cyrus Anniban of Balbalan, Kalinga, 
PO3 Robert Allaga of Banaue, Ifugao, 
PO2 Franklin Danao of Tinoc, Ifugao, 
PO2 Nicky De Castro Nacino Jr. of Baguio City and Aurora Province, 
PO1 Russel Bilog of Tabuk City, Kalinga and Sagada, Mountain Province 

The Office of the Presidential Spokeperson posted today in the official FB page National Day of Remembrance to the 44 SAF members.



Post a Comment

Featured Post

Igorot actor Jeyrick Sigmaton won Best Actor in International Film Festival Manhattan 2021

Photo Courtesy || Jeyrick Sigmaton Cordillera - Igorot actor Jeyrick "Carrotman" Sigmaton won the Best Actor for the Int...