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Ayoshi

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Oplan Exodus: Mamasapano Clash (2015)
« on: January 26, 2017, 05:04:17 AM »
Photo taken from Inquirer.net
The Bridge in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano town, Maguindanao province, where Special Action Force commandos met their tragic death. Barry Ohaylan/Contributor

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Rappler: Timeline: Mamasapano clash

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The hunt for Marwan and the Mamasapano clash | GMA News

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The officers were caught in a clash against members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in the middle of carrying out arrest warrants against Malaysian bomb maker and Jemaah Islamiyah leader Zulkifli Bin Hir alias Marwan and Filipino bomb maker and Abu Sayyaf member Abdul Basit Usman.

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Entries in yellow denote statements from President Benigno Aquino III during his speech and Q&A with the press on January 28. Those in gray were revealed by sacked SAF commander Police Director Getulio Napeñas Jr. during a press conference last Wednesday. Those in blue were gathered from the PNP Board of Inquiry's preliminary report, which was exclusively shared to GMA News by a source. Those in lilac are from PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina's media statements last week. Those in green are from the AFP through Chief of Staff Gregorio Pio Catapang's press conference last Wednesday.

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Re: Oplan Exodus: Mamasapano Clash (2014)
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 09:19:12 AM »
AFP report on Mamasapano

https://youtu.be/dt03YBaMyfw
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No Medal of Valor for SAF44
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 05:24:22 PM »
PNP: Walang Medal of Valor para sa SAF 44
Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Feb 15 2017 05:46 PM
 
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/15/17/pnp-walang-medal-of-valor-para-sa-saf-44

Nilinaw ng Philippine National Police (PNP) na wala silang ibinibigay na Medal of Valor sa SAF 44.

Ito ay kasunod ng pagkontra ni Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana at Medal of Valor awardee Ariel Querubin sa plano ng pamahalan na bigyan ng Medal of Valor ang lahat ng miyembro ng SAF 44.

Ang usapin ay nagsimula nang ipinangako ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa mga naulila ng mga SAF44 ang pagbibigay ng Medal of Valor para sa mga nasabing kawani.


Ang Medalya ng Kagitingan ang pinakamataas na parangal na iginagawad nila sa mga natatanging pulis, at ang militar lang aniya ang maaring makatanggap ng Medal of Valor, paliwanag ni Dionardo Carlos, ang tagapagsalita ng PNP.

Ayon kay Carlos, hindi rin pareho ang nakukuhang benepisyo ng dalawang medalya.

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Re: No Medal of Valor for SAF44
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 01:13:32 PM »
I thought pres Du30 OK'd the PNP MOV to the SAF44 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/869526/duterte-oks-conferment-of-medal-of-valor-to-42-saf-men?

and what is this fuming from the AFP side who are against the conferrement of the medal to the SAF44? these men are receiving "their PNP MOV" not the AFP MOV. isn't there a difference between the two services? that's why we have 2 types of MOV.

pnp:

and the AFP:

horge

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Re: No Medal of Valor for SAF44
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 02:50:18 PM »
CInsp Tabdi and PO2 Cempron were already awarded PNP MOV (and the 42 other
SAF were awarded PNP DCM's) by the previous administration, and I don't think
there was any protest over those honors back in 2016.

The problem NOW is that after 2015-2016's presumably well-vetted process for
determining what honors were proper to award to individuals, there is a blanket
attempt to 'convert' ALL of the 44 to equivalent-valor status, as if all that prior
vetting was meaningless: as if awarding the PNP MOV is merely political discretion.

That underlined part, if allowed to prosper, threatens even AFP honors, and that
is perhaps why the AFP is making noise.

 
Back to the 44 (well, the 42, actually):
If the rationale for 'upgrading' to PNP MOV is greater benefits for surviving families,
then just give them trust funds via OOP's vaaaaaaast discretionary. If it's to milk
the tragedy for additional political gain, then it's been proven easy enough for OOP
to steer mass media and the public towards another commemorative/protest
memorial event: there was certainly a LOT of newsworthy incompetence leading up
to Mamasapano, and even cowardice in higher command, that HASN'T been properly
investigated/reported.

You can't give out the MOV for just dying in a (tactically-avoidable) massacre.
That would be obscene extrapolation of the logic behind the WPM, which itself
is a copy of an artefact of political expediency, rather than an honor bestowed
on confirmed courage and skill on the field of battle.


COL Ariel Querubin (PMC, ret.) is among those questioning such politicization.
Querubin is known as the hero of Lanao, and is a MOV recipient.
Querubin didn't get a MOV for dying under enemy fire.
He got a MOV for making the enemy die under fire.
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Despite being outnumbered 119 to 800+ (some estimated opfor strength at 1,400)
he led MBLT-1 in a thorough ass-kicking of MILF terrorists in 2000. That's the kind of
valor, skill, determination and yes, victory, that deserves honoring. (Where the hell
are B6 and ka nogs? They should be the ones talking about OPLAN SOVEREIGN)


JM2

*Querubin's MOV was no fluke either. The year after receiving the MOV, he followed
up by leading the team that rid this suffering world of that serpent, Abu Sabaya.
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Re: No Medal of Valor for SAF44
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 06:42:45 PM »
thank u for the explanation. well said. God bless . . .

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Re: Oplan Exodus: Mamasapano Clash (2014)
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 01:14:07 AM »
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 01:19:12 AM by adroth »

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Re: Oplan Exodus: Mamasapano Clash (2015)
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 07:36:54 AM »
SAF 44 documentary reveals more about Mamasapano clash | Interaksyon - January 25, 2018
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Exactly three years ago, 44 members of the elite Special Action Force commandos of the Philippine National Police perished during an encounter with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters militant group at Mamasapano in Maguindanao.

The untold story of the men now referred to as the SAF44 is now the subject of the documentary film “Fallen Not Forgotten: The Untold Story of the Gallant SAF 44.” The film, which opened Wednesday in several SM and Robinsons Cinemas nationwide, is produced by Caelistis Productions with CNN Philippines as media partner.

Director Sally Jo Bellosillo, who previously produced and directed the EDSA People Power documentary “Laban” in 2006 (later retitled “People Power: 30 Years On”) and later executive produced the equally compelling docus “Pinoy Hoops” and “Haiyan: After The Megastorm” revealed that she originally pitched this project to lawyer Felipe Cruz two years ago.


A scene from the documentary film 'Fallen Not Forgotten.'

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Mamasapano clash survivor among fatalities in Abra blast
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2018, 09:05:13 AM »
Taps to another fallen hero...
Mamasapano clash survivor among fatalities in Abra blast | Inquirer  - January 25, 2018
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A survivor of the bloody Mamasapano incident was one of the two policemen killed in the grenade explosion in La Paz town, Abra province before dawn Thursday.

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Oplan Exodus was a delicate operation of the elite police group Special Action Force (SAF) against Malaysian terrorist and bomb expert Zulkifli Bin Hir, alias “Marwan”, in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in 2015.

Another Mamasapano survivor told INQUIRER.net that Bocaig was a gunner in the 13-man assault team that attacked Marwan’s hut in Barangay (village) Pidsandawan.

The survivor, who declined to be identified, described Bocaig as a “warrior.” Bocaig was a former member of the SAF’s seaborne unit.

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Re: No Medal of Valor for SAF44
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 08:28:18 PM »
(Where the hell are B6 and ka nogs? They should be the ones talking about OPLAN SOVEREIGN)

Sorry, I was not part of Sovereign...I was with Supreme and Grand Sweeper. Not sure about Ka nogs...maybe he was with Oplan AR (Airconditioned Room).  ;D

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Re: No Medal of Valor for SAF44
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 02:59:26 PM »
Not sure about Ka nogs...maybe he was with Oplan AR (Airconditioned Room).  ;D






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