Friday, July 31, 2015

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NEVER FORGET: Mga Bayani ng Bayan #Fallen44

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THE FALLEN 44

This are the special action force commandos who sacrificed their lives in the cornfield in Mamasapano, Maguindanao while hunting terrorist Zulkifli Bin Hir Alias Marwan and Basit Usman.


THE TARGET

Ahmad Akmad Usman y Batabol commonly known as Abdul Basit Usman was a bomb making expert who was head of the Special Operations Group of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and had links with Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah groups. Usman was on the US Rewards for Justice program list, offering US $1 million for his capture.


Zulkifli Abdhir was a Malaysian who was one of the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists. The American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agency offered a USD 5 million reward for information leading to his capture. He was the maker of bombs delivered for usage to several terrorist groups.[4] He was often referred to by the nom de guerre Marwan. He was suspected of being a leader of the Kumpulan Mujahidin Malaysia, being part of the central command of the Jemaah Islamiyah, and was hiding in Mindanao under the protection of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Zulkifli was killed on 25 January 2015 by Special Action Force (SAF) officers during the raid that culminated in the 2015 Mamasapano clash.



  THE INCIDENT
On Sunday, January 25, 2015, three platoons of the elite SAF police squad entered the guerrilla enclave of Tukanalipao, MindanaoPhilippines, with the goal of detaining two high-ranking Jemaah Islamiyah-affiliated, improvised-explosive-device experts, Zulkifli Abdhir (also known as Marwan) and Abdul Basit Usman. The SAF troops raided the hut where they believed Marwan was located, and the man they believe to be Marwan engaged them in a firefight and was killed. The SAF initially planned to take his body for identification. However, the shooting alerted the BIFF and MILF 118th Command in the area. The SAF had no time to retrieve the body so they just cut off a finger, took a photo, and left his body there. By 6:18 AM UTC+8 (PST), an SMS message was sent by the Commander of SAF 61D Battalion to SAF Director Getulio NapeƱas that they were pinned down at coordinates 6.92489°N 124.52047°E. What followed was a bloody encounter that left 44 SAF, 18 MILF, and 5 BIFF dead.

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, the FBI confirmed to the PNP that the DNA sample from the finger matched that of Marwan's brother detained in a U.S. facility.

A MILF spokesman accused the SAF squads of initiating the firefight, claiming that the rebels acted in self-defense, and proposed the continuation of the peace process.

Abu Misri Mama, BIFF spokesman, said that his rebel group's relationship with the MILF's 105th Command headed by Ustadz Zacaria Guma is positive. “We're all family,” Mama commenting on BIFF's relationship with Guma's unit. Mama said that there is no distinction between BIFF members and members of Guma's unit and claims that all of them are either relatives or friends of each other. It was reported that Guma's unit would engage other MILF units over disputes such as clan feuds. It was also reported that Guma is not on good terms with other MILF units which Guma views as "Munafiq", or hypocrites.

A ranking military intelligence officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said that BIFF leader Ameril Umbra Kato ordered the killing of the SAF members by his group and members of the MILF involved in the incident. The official also quoted Kato as saying “Leave no one alive and take all their firearms, ammunition, and personal belongings.” A colonel from the Philippine Army, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the information and said that SAF personnel who were still alive but wounded were shot dead by some BIFF members.

A private armed group led by Datu Bahnarin Ampatuan was reportedly among those involved in the killings of the SAF members. Bahnarin Ampatuan, who is also implicated in the Maguindanao massacre case, is the brother of Mamasapano mayor Benzar Ampatuan. Bahnarin and Benzar Amputuan were rivals at the 2010 Mayoral elections. Benzar expressed doubt of his brother's participation and believes that Bahnarin would not associate himself with such groups like the BIFF nor to people like Abdul Basit Usman who made an attempt to kill Benzar's grandfather.
- Source: Wikipedia

Respect and Salute to the Fallen 44 Heroes of Mamasapano.

After the incident, huge numbers of non government organizations initiate and conceptualized an event that would benefit the families of the late forty four heroes. The running community with the theme "Run for a Hero" marked history, they ran to helped send the children of the soldiers to school. Three (3) months after the said incident the mountaineering community on behalf of Sir Markus Lao in cooperation with the Police Officer in-charged in Camp Crame organized an event called "I Climbed for a Hero" - A nationwide simultaneous flag-waiving event for the families of the 44 Heroes of Mamasapano.
The event tend to push completing the set of 44 mountaineering groups  in different 44 peaks of Philippine Mountains. Set on the 4th day of April of the present year the charity event happened nationwide simultaneously. Each participants paid 300 php as a donation with an event shirt in return, the registration fee of each participants we're directly deposited to the bank accounts of the forty four families. 

Our group One Hike Mountaineering Club we're assigned at Mount Mabilog sitting the borders of San Pablo and Nagcarlan Laguna. The said fund raising started with a prayer for the great Heroes of Mamasapano followed by orientation and a welcome and short message to the locals and participants of the climb.

THE PARTICIPANTS

 


Stretching and Orientation



THE CLIMB



THE FLAG WAIVING


The only group that complete the 44 participants on the summit during the "Climbed for a HERO". ONE HIKE MOUNTAINEERING CLUB


NEVER FORGET our Heroes, ang ating Tagaligtas. Mga Bayani ng Bayan #Fallen44

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