Muntinlupa City (Metro Manila) joins the nation in mourning the 44 fallen commandos of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) group in their mission order “Oplan Wolverine” to arrest two international terrorists in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last week.
Its mayor, Jaime Fresnedi, on Monday pledged to extend financial assistance to the families of the police troops who died in a gunbattle with Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels in their mission to hunt down the two terrorists, both bomb-makers.
The city council, according to a staement on Monday, will be passing an ordinance to give P10,000 assistance to each family member of the SAF 44 amounting to P440,000 in monetary aid.
City Administrator Allan Cachuela encouraged every department in the local government to take part in giving financial support for the grieving families.
The City Treasurer’s Office will take charge in consolidating donations from government employees that will be turned over to the PNP.
“The city government supports the call for justice, not only for the 44 late members of the PNP- SAF but for the nation as well,” Fresnedi said.
He added the entire city expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and relatives of the slain “men of valor” and salutes their invaluable service to the country.