New SAF troopers led by Marawi veteran deployed to Bilibid

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) today deployed a new battalion from Special Action Force (SAF) to secure the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa attended the turn over of command ceremony.

The first batch of SAF personnel was deployed to NBP in July 2016 to help and support the Bureau of Corrections to stop all the illegal activities inside the penitentiary specially in the maximum security compound.

The commander of new battalion deployed to NBP is a Marawi City veteran, Chief Inspector Christopher Mendoza. He is a former deputy battalion commander of 5th Special Action Battalion based in Zamboanga City.

SAF troopers during a ceremony honoring the SAF44, January 25, 2018. PNP photo

“Focus on the task ahead, never allow yourselves to be tempted and go astray. Always bear in mind that a single act of a SAF trooper will always reflect and affect the image of PNP-SAF, and the entire Philippine National Police,” SAF chief Police Director Noli Taliño told the new SAF troopers deployed to NBP.

“Ang sindikato ay gagawin lahat para sirain ang inyong prinsipyo at ang inyong pagkatao pero a ng benipisyon gmakukuha ninyo doon sa isang maling gawain ay temporary lang, one time lang ‘yan. But the benefit we are getting now from the PNP is lifetime. So stand firm on what is right,” Taliño added.