Mayor Magalong: ‘Never again’ to SAF44 debacle

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Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the Special Action Force (SAF) 44 debacle should remind everyone that no one deserves to be a “useless sacrifice in the name of expediency.”

The Baguio politiko made the remark during the commemoration of the Mamasapano misencounter last January 25.

Magalong headed the panel that conducted the independent probe on the debacle when he was still with the Philippine National Police (PNP).

“In honor of the SAF 44, let everyone serving the people be reminded never to allow erring policy decisions to happen again. Let no foot soldiers ever serve as sacrifice at the needless expense of life itself,” he said.

“Never again should police operations be done in disregard of tried and tested coordination practices,” Magalong added.

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