“Sympathy Walk” for fallen comrades staged in Cebu

Cebu cops may have not been able to go to Camp Bagong Diwa on January 30, but just like many Filipinos, they made their own way of paying their final respects to the 44 Special Action Force police personnel who were slain in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao firefight last January 25, 2015.

Nearly 800 cops in Cebu converged at Cebu I.T. Park, Lahug at 4AM on the Philippine National Police Academy Alumni Association’s (PNPAAA) invitation to join the “Sympathy Walk for Justice”.

Policemen who joined were from as far as Ronda town in the south and San Remegio in north Cebu. DSC_0057

Shortly after 5AM, the participants walked about three kilometers from Cebu I.T. Park to PRO-7 Camp Sergio Osmeña and followed by a holy mass at St. Ignatius Chapel inside PRO-7 at Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City.

The walk was led by PSSUPT Conrado Capa, Deputy Regional Director for Operation together with Provincial Director of CPPO PSSUPT Noel Gillamac, MCPO Director PSSUPT Petronelli Baldebrin, LLCPO Director  PSSUPT Armando Radoc, PRO7 Command Groups and RPSB7 Personnel led by PSSUPT Clifford Guiranod.


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Photo credit: PO3 Girlie Tolop/PIO CPPO