Despite its valiant efforts, the Philippine National Police’s Board
of Inquiry’s (PNP BOI) report on why and how 44 Special Action Forces
got helplessly trapped and massacred by Muslim insurgents on that
fateful January day is far from complete.
After four days of hearings in the Senate and the House of
Representatives, and despite his minions’ shameful attempts at a massive
cover-up, the truth about President Benigno S. Aquino’s culpability for
the massacre of 44 Special Action Forcec (SAF) commandos in Mamasapano,
Maguindanao, is unraveling.
CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal and six other members of
the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), along
with leaders of other Christian denominations, have demanded the
resignation of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, whose government they
described as “morally evil.”
The SAF troops are known to be the best equipped among the entire
police-military forces, with provisions from the United States as its
contribution to the Philippines’ anti-terrorism campaign. SAF forces’
weapons included the most sophisticated assault rifles, hand guns,
special light Kevlar helmets and armor vests, and even night vision
The 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos killed in the Maguindanao clash with Moro rebels last Sunday will receive the Bravery Medal or the Medalya ng Katapangan, one of the highest recognition given by the Philippine National Police.