“Is it worth it? One international terrorist, equivalent to 44 SAF troopers?” Philippine National Police-Special Action Force officer-in-charge Chief Supt. Noli Taliño asked in his eulogy for 44 SAF troopers who were killed in action.
“I am sure, if you will ask them [the 44 troopers], it is worth it,” Taliño then added. “Dahil mas maraming buhay and maisasalba at maililigtas nung nawala si Marwan. And we live by our motto: Tagaligtas.”
“To the SAF troopers, let us not quit, let us not give up. Let us continue the fight,” the elite police officer-in-charge appealed to his men.
He also quoted relieved PNP-SAF chief General Napeñas as saying “SAF is an organization where good men gather and are always ready to serve God, country, people, and organization.”
“General Napeñas is a good man, he’s a good leader. We thank him for giving SAF the much-needed leadership. Sana maayos lahat, at makabalik siya,” PNP-SAF OIC Taliño added.