Martes, Pebrero 3, 2015

PMAyers call PD Biay: “Military” rites to 2 dead commandos

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
Just like what the U.S military have been doing to their fallen comrades, members of the Philippine Military Academy in the Philippine National Police call Police Provincial Director of Pangasinan to hold a hero's welcome and a dignified police burial rite to two members of the elite members of the Special Action Force who died last January 25 in Maguindanao province.
The 44 caskets of the Philippines' commandos who perished in an encounter
with Muslim rebels in Mindanao are carried by pall bearers.
Senior Superintendent Eric Noble, chief comptroller at the police regional office in San Fernando City, La Union, said just like what former Pangasinan Police Provincial Director (PPD) Senior Supt. Marlou Chan had done to the remains of SAF’s PO2 Christopher Hernaez  in San Quintin, Pangasinan, he wishes Senior Supt. Rey Biay, Pangasinan PPD, to emulate just like what the Americans have been honoring their heroes who died in combat.
Hernandez perished in September, 2012 fighting the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City.
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Noble also said Police Regional Office's Region 1 Director Chief Supt. Roman Felix, a SAF and a pilot, intimated to him the two dead commandos should be given a police welcome and funeral.
Felix, Chan, Biay, and Noble are all graduates of the Philippine Military Academy.
A military or police entombment may feature guards of honour, the firing of volley shots as a salute, drumming, hallowed tune taps, and other military elements, with a flag draping over the coffin.
“Town halls in the municipalities of the duo should have their flag hoisted in half mast. Provincial and municipal officials should attend the rites so we can show our respect to the protectors of our freedom and way of life,” Noble, a police national awardee, said.