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Duterte Confers PNP Medalya Ng Kagitingan to 42 Police Commandos of SAF 44

The posthumous conferment of award was received by surviving kin of the 42 police commandos during honors ceremony at the Malacanang Palace.

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Apr 18, 2018

Duterte Confers PNP Medalya Ng Kagitingan to 42 Police Commandos of SAF 44

President Rodrigo R. Duterte yesterday conferred the coveted PNP Medalya ng Kagitingan to the remaining 42 members of the Gallant SAF 44 who died in a police operation against a high value international terrorist target in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

The posthumous conferment of award was received by surviving kin of the 42 police commandos during honors ceremony at the Malacañang Palace.

The conferment ceremony was also attended by Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M Año, PNP Chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” M Dela Rosa, and other officials from DILG, PNP, and NAPOLCOM.

In 2016, the two members of the SAF44 PCInsp Gednat Tabdi and PO3 Romeo Cempron were first to receive the same award.

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The PNP Medalya ng Kagitingan is the highest PNP award given to a police officer for acts of “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life and limb above and beyond the call of duty.”

“To qualify for the award, a member of the PNP must perform in action a deed of personal bravery and self-sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty so conspicuous as to distinguish himself clearly above his comrades in the performance of more than ordinary hazardous service,” according to PNP Spokesperson, Chief Superintendent John C Bulalacao.

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Despite the loss of 44 police commandos, the Special Action Force accomplished its mission to neutralize international terrorist bomber Zulkifli Bin Hir alias Marwan.

Recipients of the Medalya ng Kagitingan are entitled to a lifetime monthly stipend and other non-cash benefits.

Name of Awardees

  • PCINSP GEDNAT G TABDI (conferred in 2016)
  • PO2 ROMEO C CEMPRON (conferred in 2016)
  • SPO1 VICTORIANO ACAIN
  • SPO1 Rodrigo F. Acob Jr.
  • PO3 Chum G Agabon
  • SPO1 Robert D Aliaga
  • PCINSP Cyrus Paleyan Anniban
  • SPO1 Jedz-In Abubakar Asjali
  • PO3 Noel Nebrida Balaca
  • PO3 Richelle S Baluga
  • PO3 Glenn Berecio Badua
  • PO2 Russel Bawaan Bilog
  • PO3 Godofredo Basak Cabanlet
  • PO2 Windel Llano Candano
  • PO2 Loreto Guyab Capinding
  • SPO1 Peterson I. Carap
  • PO2 Gringo C Cayang-o
  • PO2 Mark Lory O Clemencio
  • PCInsp Ryan Ballesteros Pabalinas
  • PCInsp John Garry Alcantara Erana
  • PCInsp Max Jim Ramirez Tria
  • PSInsp Joey Sacristan Gamutan
  • PSInsp Rennie Tayrus
  • SPO2 Lover L. Inocencio
  • SPO1 Virgel S. Villanueva
  • SPO1 Andres Viernes Duque Jr.
  • SPO1 Noel Onangey Golocan
  • SPO1 Junrel Narvas Kibete
  • SPO1 John Lloyd Rebammonte Sumbilla
  • PO3 Amman Misuari Esmulla
  • PO3 Roger C. Cordero
  • PO3 Nicky DC Nacino
  • PO3 Joel Bimidang Dulnuan
  • PO3 Franklin Cadap Danao
  • PO3 Walner Faustino Danao
  • PO3 Jerry Dailay Kayob
  • PO3 Noble Sungay Kiangan
  • PO3 Ephraim G. Mejia
  • PO3 Omar Agacer Nacionales
  • PO3 Rodel Eva Ramacula
  • PO3 Romeo Valles Senin I
  • PO2 Angel C. Kodiamat
  • PO2 Joseph Gumatay Sagonoy
  • PO2 Oliebeth Ligutan Viernes
  • Source: PNP-PIO


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