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Mayor confirms civilian deaths in SAF-MILF clash

Jan 31, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The Mamasapano town mayor says a young girl and 3 men were among the civilians killed in the encounter

Honors for PNP-SAF, gov't-MILF deal, Saudi cabinet shake-up | The wRap

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Families of the 44 Special Action troops cry for justice The Philippine government and the MILF sign the protocol to decommission firearms King Salman revamps the Saudi government

Filipinos mourn for fallen #Tagaligtas troops

Jan 30, 2015 - 5:50 PM

News about the death of 44 cops in a supposed mis encounter in Maguindano triggers an outpouring of grief and anger across the nation

‘Don’t give up,’ commander tells SAF, families

Jan 30, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The acting commander of the PNP SAF defends his relieved superior calling Police Director Getulio Napeñas Jr a ‘good man’ and thanking him for his ‘good leadership’

A black ribbon is tied over the badge of police officers of the QCPD as they sympathise for the 44 slain Special Action Force members on the declared day of mourning on Friday, January 30. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP SAF commander: Was it worth it?

Jan 30, 2015 - 1:35 PM

I’m sure if you will ask them it is worth it because more lives were saved when Marwan was killed says the SAF OIC commander in his eulogy for the slain troopers

DAY OF MOURNING. Police officers tie a black ribbon around their badges January 30 to mourn the deaths of 44 Special Action Force troopers. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Ben Nabong

FAST FACTS: National day of mourning

Jan 30, 2015 - 1:12 PM

National days of mourning are usually declared after the death of a former politician a national artist or a recipient of national orders and decorations

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas leads the welcoming of SAF members who were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on January 29, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Aquino pays tribute to PNP SAF 44

Jan 30, 2015 - 10:41 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says a silent prayer for each fallen PNP SAF trooper and presents each family with a Medal of Valor to honor the courage of the police officers

Aquino to view remains of every fallen cop

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The President is set to lead a necrological service for 42 of the elite cops killed in a bloody clash with Moro rebels on a day proclaimed as a National Day of Mourning

Priests bless the remains of SAF members killed in an encounter with Muslim rebels during the arrival honors at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on January 29, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Aquino declares National Day of Mourning for fallen cops

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:40 PM

President Aquino says the still undetermined day will honor the 44 elite cops that died in clashes with Muslim rebels and will symbolize the nation s grief

BLOODY SUNDAY. Recovery of bodies of cops killed in an encounter with rebels continue. Malacañang says President Benigno Aquino III continues to receive reports from the field on what happened. Photo by Mark Navales/AFP