This blog joins the family and the whole nation in honoring and mourning for the fallen 44 SAF heroes. Thank you for your service and the sacrifices. We salute you!
The names and faces of SAF's 44 fallen heroes:
(credit to @SuperAhaTM)
Sr. Insp. Ryan Ballesteros Pabalinas, Sr. Insp. John Garry Alcantara Erana, Sr. Insp. Max Jim Ramirez Tria, Sr. Insp. Cyrus Paleyan Anniban, Sr. Insp. Gednat G. Tabdi, Insp. Joey Sacristan Gamutan, Insp. Rennie Tayrus, SPO1 Lover L. Inocencio, 9. PO3 Rodrigo F. Acob Jr., PO3 Virgel S. Villanueva, PO3 Andres Viernes Duque Jr., PO3 Vitoriano Nacion Acain, PO3 Noel Onangey Golocan, PO3 Junrel Narvas Kibete, PO3 Jed-In Abubakar Asjali, PO3 Robert Dommolog Aliaga, 17. PO3 John Lloyd Rebammonte Sumbilla, PO2 Amman Misuari Esmulla, PO2 Peterson I. Carap, PO2 Roger C. Cordero, PO2 Nicky DC Nacino Jr., PO2 Glenn Berecio Badua, PO2 Chum Goc-Ong Agabon, PO2 Richelle Salangan Baluga, PO2 Noel Nebrida Balaca, PO2 Joel Bimidang Dulnuan, PO2 Godofredo Basak Cabanlet, PO2 Franklin Cadap Danao, PO2 Walner Faustino Danao, PO2 Jerry Dailay Kayob, PO2 Noble Sungay Kiangan, PO2 Ephraim G. Mejia, PO2 Omar Agacer Nacionales, PO2 Rodel Eva Ramacula, PO2 Romeo Valles Senin II, PO1 Russel Bawaan Bilog, PO1 Angel C. Kodiamat, PO1 Windell Llano Candano, PO1 Loreto Guyab Capinding, PO1 Gringo Charag Cayang-o
41. PO1 Romeo Cumanoy Cempron, PO1 Mark Lory Orloque Clemencio, PO1 Joseph Gumatay Sagonoy, PO1 Oliebeth Ligutan Viernes (credit to @iloveruffag)
Or watch them on this video by ABS-CBN News:
The Philippine government said the Mamasapano Clash was a "misencounter", and the President himself, Noynoy Aquino, said in his televised speech early last night that the incident happened because of SAF's "lack of coordination" with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
PNoy has obviously answered the question "Who's to blame?" and not "Who ordered the operation?", as he pinpointed SAF's lack of coordination, rather than being man enough to admit he also had a mistake.
No matter who's at fault, those policemen absolutely deserve justice! But it seems that it's not PNoy's priority, when he did little mention of the word "justice" in his speech last night. Look at this word cloud by Inquirer of PNoy's speech: