Duterte declares Jan. 25 as National Day of Remembrance for SAF44


Posted at Feb 26 2017 08:57 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has declared January 25 every year as the National Day of Remembrance for the 44 elite policemen who were killed in the Mamasapano massacre.

Duterte in Proclamation No. 164 signed last February 21 said the slain Special Action Force (SAF) troopers must be remembered for their heroism.

"I ask all our countrymen to remember the heroism of the SAF 44 and recall the daily sacrifices of our uniformed personnel for the sake of the continued peace ans security of our nation," Duterte said.