‘Forgotten’ SAF troops get P100K

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The city government of Makati has extended financial assistance to 19 members of the 84th Seaborne Company of the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police who were part of the Mamasapano operation on January 25.

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay on Wednesday said the gallantry of these men should be remembered. “They should not become the Forgotten 19.”

The 19 SAF personnel, whose names have been withheld upon their request, each received a P100,000-check handed by the mayor at his office at City Hall on Tuesday.

“These 19 valiant members of SAF 84th Seaborne Company also deserve our recognition and gratitude for having risked their lives to capture known terrorists and thereby save innocent lives. This is the least we can do to show our appreciation of their dedication to duty,” Binay said in a statement.


Earlier, the city government held a tribute for the 44 SAF members who were killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, while battling Muslim rebels who grossly outnumbered them.

The mayor, together with Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Nancy Binay and former mayor Dr. Elenita Binay, handed the P100,000-check to each of the SAF men’s families as financial assistance.

Other forms of assistance, such as college scholarship at the University of Makati, medical services through the Ospital ng Makati and a P300,000-housing benefit from the National Housing Authority, were also offered to the beneficiaries during the tribute.

On February 8, the Binays visited and distributed P100,000 each to the 15 wounded commandos of the PNP-SAF who survived the bloody mission.

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  1. This news is good to hear especially with the many negative news surrounding us today, iba to. Good to hear also that there are still those who are concerned with the SAF men, unlike others who are just grandstanding at those senate hearings… for what? To be liked by the public because 2016 is drawing near. Hope they don’t stop there though, still have faith that those people like those senators will really “help” the people beyond the senate hearings. For this one, good job VP Binay!

  2. silencio mapagmasid on

    The mayor, together with Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Nancy Binay and former mayor Dr. Elenita Binay, handed the P100,000-check to each of the SAF men’s families as financial assistance.

    …….That’s Fine but remember that came from the fund of the People of Makati
    but still the same here VICE PRESIDENT JEJEMON BINAY, EX MAYOR HELLENITA BINAY AND MAYOR JUNGONG BINAY, WE ALSO NOT FORGOTTEN YOUR CORRUPT FAMILY COME 2016.

  3. juan nationalista on

    The Binays are taking advantage of the Mamasapano incident to promote their political ambitions using the money of the Makati taxpayers. For this Lent season, let us all pray to save the Philippines from the corrupt Binays.

    • Dapat ata ikaw ang ipagdasal eh. Gumawa na nga ng mabuti ang mga Binay eh puro paninira pa rin ang sinasabi mo. Yung iba ba may nagawa? Diba puro satsat lang sila sa tv? Yun ba dapat ang hangaan at iangat? Ayos nga tong mga Binay eh, maraming natutulungan, loob man o labas ng Makati.

    • The allegations against Binay’s family were not supported by documents. In legal parlance, these are called hearsays. Please remember, inspite of those I would say libelous statements against Binay’s, he is still earning the Filipino trust to become our next President. Let us not put colors the good deeds they have shown to Forgotten 19. They deserved to be given recognition also. Let us be thankful to Binay’s for their assistance to them