The Manila Times - Marcos honors slain SAF troops

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17 June 2015

The Manila Times

The-Manila-Times-NetSen. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday paid tribute to six of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) alumni who were among the 44 Special Action Force commandos killed in the tragic Mamasapano massacre.

“May they serve as shining example to the cadets undergoing their formation and training here at the academy,” Marcos said in his speech delivered at Camp Gen. Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite.

The six alumni are Senior Insp. Ryan Ballesteros Pabalinas, Senior Insp. John Garry Alcantara Erana, Senior Insp. Max Jim Ramirez Tria, Senior Insp. Gednat Tabdi, Senior Insp. Cyrus Paleyan Anniban and Insp. Rennie Tayrus.

“You will remain in our memory and the entire nation will forever be grateful to your heroism,” said Marcos who was adopted last year as honorary member of the PNPA “Tagapagbuklod” Class of 1989.

He reiterated his commitment to seek justice for the “Fallen 44” and their families.