Mamasapano survivor: dying SAF troopers were looking at cellphone photos of wife, children

SAF mourn 5Makabagbag-damdamin ang kuwento ng survivor ng bakbakan sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao sa pagitan ngPhilippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) at ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Naganap ang operationsa pagtugis ng SAF troopers sa terror suspects na sinaZulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan at Basit Usman. 44 na miyembro ng PNP-SAF ang namatay sa bakbakan.

onewsfan.1 image via twitter @onewsfan,https://twitter.com/onewsfan/status/561165074761392131/photo/1

Kuwento ni “Robert” sa report ng abs-cbn, see link http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/focus/01/29/15/what-many-saf-commandos-were-looking-they-died, hawak ang kanilang mga cellphone, nakatingin ang kanyang mga duguan at naghihingalong kapwa-SAF troopers sa picture ng kanilang mga asawa at pamilya. He swore that if he survives the clash, he will share with his comrades’ families what he saw.

“Yung isa nga tumitingin sa cellphone eh, nakatingin sa [picture ng] anak niya siguro, habang gumagapang ako nakikita ko ‘yung reaksiyon [nila], Yung iba, patay na talaga. ‘Yung iba, nawalan ng bala, na-injured, nakahiga na lang… kung mabuhay man ako, ipaalam ko sa…katulad ng nakita ko, nakatingin sa cellphone….Pag-uwi ko talaga, sasabihin ko sa asawa niya na ikaw ‘yung tinitingnan that time,” Robert said.


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He also narrated how one of his classmates, who died at the encounter, diverted the attention of the MILF — to help him escape.

“Yung classmate ko, n’ung nakita niya na ini-snipe na ako sa pinaggagapangan ko, tumayo siya. Sabi niya, ‘Classmate, sige lang, abante ka.’ Tumayo talaga siya para ma-divert ‘yung sniping sa kanya imbes na sa akin mapunta,” Robert shared.

Let us be strong for our children’

SAF widow

Humahagulgol naman ang biyuda niSenior Inspector Ryan Pabalinas na si Erica, habang nagtatalumpati sa necrological service para sa 44 na napaslang. Sabi niya, katulad ng iba pang mga naulilang pamilya, katarungan ang kanilang idinadaing kay Pangulong Noynoy Aquino. ”To our President, we seek for your help to attain justice. Please, sir president. Please help us.”

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Pinaalalahanan din niya ang mga tulad niyang biyuda na maging matatag, para sa kanilang mga anak. “For the grieving wives just like me, let us be strong for our children because behind every brave SAF trooper is a strong wife. Behind every SAF trooper is a strong wife,” she said. See linkhttp://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/01/30/15/saf-officers-wife-begs-pnoy-please-help-us

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SAF mourn 4 image fromhttp://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/30/world/philippines-day-mourning-milf/

To send support to the families

Rock Ed Radio / @Gang Badoy tweeted that they have the contact info of the 44 families. If you want to course assistance through them, @rockedradio is willing to give whatever support you will extend, directly to the families. Please email them directly at44@rockedphilippines.org

As Pope Francis has said, each family is a part of a larger family … a bigger community. Let us support each other in this time of great sorrow — not just for the families of the slain SAF troopers — but for our country as well.

Puso ng Pamilya joins our countrymen in our clamor for truth, justice and peace.

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