Marcos to Palace: Don’t forget SAF 44

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SEN. Ferdinand Marcos called on Malacañang to fulfil its promise to give justice to the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos killed in the Mamasapano massacre and to provide assistance to their families.

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Marcos made the appeal after relatives of the slain policemen informed him that they have yet to receive the financial and other forms of assistance Malacañang promised them.

“It has been five months since the Mamasapano incident and until now all the things the President promised—that we will give the maximum amount possible, that we will bring justice to the SAF 44—none of that has been done,” said Marcos during the weekly Kapihan sa Senate news forum.

He noted that it was President Benigno Aquino 3rd who promised the financial assistance to the families of the Fallen 44, who demanded justice for their loved ones.

Marcos also lamented that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has yet to file criminal charges against those involved in the massacre.

“The Department of Justice earlier said around 90 individuals will face criminal charges. What happened to that?” the senator asked. He said he will write to the DOJ to inquire on the progress of its investigation on the Mamasapano incident.

Marcos plans to raise the issue on the delayed financial assistance and filing of complaints against the gunmen who mowed down the policemen when the Senate deliberates on the bud-gets for Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and DOJ.

The senator also blasted Mala¬cañang for coddling former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima despite his involvement in the botched operation.

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  1. Being a leader of this nation is not easy , pls do not blame our president for just gving out money to sustained the family of the victims., he is not the one who killed them,its their job to protects the rights of the people, to fight, they are heroes, and pnoy is not the person to be blame!its just right to sustain the families of the victims, he did not choose it to happen,do u thnk he want somebody to die? Of course not right. He is so strong enough mostly if we support him, dont look after the bad things that is happening, look to the right things he done for us.i salute him.

  2. What about the justice for those who were eradicated during Marcos time. So easy for you to say to pay the victims. You had victimized a lot of people. Their family suffered because of the greed of your parents. Future generation will suffer because of the mismanagement and corruption during Marcos time.

  3. Pero ambilis ni PNoy ibigay ung 2 billion sa mga “decommissioned” na MILF fighters. Ang galing ni PNoy, hayop talaga.

  4. Also, justice for 180+ muslim youths recruited during Marcos regime to form the JABIDAH force but they were massacred in Corregidor before they were sent for a mission “Operation Merdeka” in Sabah.

  5. BBM is the right person for the President of the Philippines. May pagmamahal sa mamayan at sa ating bayan.

    Huag ng iboto ang mga kaalyado ng Abnormal na presidenteng ito na numero unong magnanakaw at iresponsable sa pagkamatay ng 44 sAF soldiers at irresponsable sa pagkawala ng isa nating isla na naagaw na ng CHINA dahil sa kapabayaan ng mga animal na administrasyon na ito…

  6. Yes, the fallen 44 policemen should not be forgotten and the government should help the families immediately.

  7. Tama lang ang sinasabi ni BBM , Sana, huwag na naman sasagutin na idadamay ang tatay nya . BbM IS TRUE TO HIS WORDS .He is the most qualified candidate for president 2016. I’m going home to cast my vote and campaign for him . Nora aunor tumahimik ka dyan