Palo, Leyte: Former PNP Director General and Senator Panfilo Lacson said that justice was not fully served to the fallen Special Action Force (SAF) 44 members who died in an encounter in Barangay Talipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao in 2015.
He said that he was informed that most of the surviving families of SAF are still to receive the full benefits due the killed troopers.
Lacson also belied reports that some SAF commandos abandoned their fallen comrades at the height of the fire fight which resulted in the death of more troopers. He pointed out that what the SAF did was an extra ordinary heroism because they stayed with their fallen comrades until they all run out of bullets.
Lacson said Supt. Raymund Train, one of the 16 survivors of the bloody Mamasapano operation, told him the reason why they did not left their comrades especially the dead ones, was for their remains to be properly turned over to their families.
Lacson was the keynote speaker here on Monday for the 25th anniversary of the Philippine National Police in Kamp Ruperto Kangleon.