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    GETTING READY  A man rushes work on a huge effigy of an eagle that will be used by militant groups in their march from Liwasang Bonifacio to Mendiola today. PHOTO BY MELYN ACOSTA

    GETTING READY
    A man rushes work on a huge effigy of an eagle that will be used by militant groups in their march from Liwasang Bonifacio to Mendiola today. PHOTO BY MELYN ACOSTA

    MALACAÑANG will not stop marches to honor the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos killed by Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters and members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, Palace spokesperson Abigail Valte said on Saturday.

    However, she warned organizers of the event to ensure that their group will not be infiltrated by “opportunists” who may take advantage of the event.

    She issued the warning following the decision of the Quezon City Police District to withdraw its recommendation granting a permit for the holding of the March for Justice for the SAF 44 today because of the sudden inclusion of militant groups.

    Elmo San Diego, the head of Quezon City’s Department of Public Order and Safety, was quoted as saying that the march from Dasmariñas City to Camp Crame will push through even if a permit was not issued.

    But Valte said the Palace had nothing to do with the refusal of the QCPD to issue a rally permit.

    “Remember that in any rally or demonstration, at least under the Aquino administration, we have never intervened, or we have never stepped in to ask them not to proceed,” she pointed out.

    “We recognize that these rallies are part of the democratic space that we share,” Valte added.

    However, Valte warned well-meaning participants of the unity walk to be vigilant against opportunists who will try to join them for ulterior motives.

    “What we are aware of is that there is a unity walk for the 44 SAF members. Of course, there will be people who would want to join. Of course, there have been various calls from different groups so let us be wary,” she said in a radio interview.

    “Let us be wary of groups that might be taking advantage of the situation for their personal motives, and not really to join the SAF families in grieving and seeking justice,” Valte added.

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    1. Do not forget that it was BS Aquino who issued the ‘stand down’ order not send reinforcements to the beleaguered SAF commandos despite their repeated calls for help. The coward Aquino stupidly refused to send reinforcements for fear that doing so will jeopardize the signing of the BBL. He was hoping that he could get a Nobel Peace Prize nomination if BBL is passed. Forget about that Nobel nomination PeNoy!

      Remember the FALLEN 44! NO to Aquino and MILF’s BBL! .

    2. Roldan Guerrero on

      Hello Mrs. Valte! This is just the start of your BOSS` downfall! Can you still swallow his ass? MONEY is really irresistible that even it came from bad means, it keeps the lizard stick in the dirty ceiling! You must follow what Carandang did and learn to live a descent life. You have put yourself to its worst level of degrade by barking for your lunatic superior of his lies and hiding his shortcomings.