Ramos urges Malacanang for a memorial to SAF44

MANILA, Feb. 25 — Is there a need for a memorial dedicated to the slain SAF44? Former President Fidel V. Ramos sees the need for a memorial honoring the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) police commandos killed in action last month during a mission against two terrorists in Maguindanao province’s Mamasapano municipality killing fields.

He considered the memorial a fitting tribute to the SAF commandos’ heroism in safeguarding peace and democracy – two goals of the 1986 EDSA people power revolution.

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“I hope government can do such to further honor them,” he said, citing a point he raised anew at a speaking engagement on the eve of the 29th anniversary of the 1986 people power revolution, which the country will commemorate Wednesday, Feb. 25th.

Government can build the memorial in Libingan ng mga Bayani. That place is for heroes and not for the military only,” Ramos added. (with Catherine J. Teves/PNA)

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