MORE than 1,000 graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) staged a “unity walk” on Friday morning in honor of the 44 members of the Special Action Force commandos who perished on Sunday in a bloody clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
Radio reports also said on Friday that around 500 SAF personnel and other PNPA alumni have staged a similar activity in Cebu City.
Radio reports said the “unity walk” in Metro Manila started on Friday at 6 a.m. from the Bayani Road in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City with the participants wearing black armbands and bearing placards demanding justice for the fallen SAF members.
The remains of 42 of the 44 police commandoes killed by in Maguindanao were brought on Thursday to Camp Bagong Diwa from Cotabato City.
On Friday morning, a touching necrological services for the fallen heroes involved the giving of remarks by SAF officers. After that, the bereaved families of the victims were given time to approach the coffins.
The two Muslim SAF members killed in the encounter were flown immediately to Zamboanga City where family members immediately buried them.