Press Release
August 9, 2015

Set award date or get Medal of Vacillation - Recto

To stop all speculations, the PNP should state what will be awarded, who will be awarded, and when will it be awarded - and make sure that when the date is set, it will push through "time on target."

They must make the announcement soon before someone nominates them for a Medal of Vacillation or a Medalya ng Kabagalan, which I think they don't deserve.

Only by releasing the above information immediately will the people believe that that the date of awarding of the medals was merely reset and was not totally rescinded.

Masakit ito sa mga pamilya lalo na kung naabisuhan na sila. Posthumous na nga, postponed pa.

Sa mata ng tao, matagal ng mga bayani ang mga SAF 44, kabilang sa ilan sa mga kasamahan nilang nakaligtas. Itong paniniwalang ito ay hindi nakabatay sa haka-haka, pero base sa transcripts, official reports, photographs, communications, telephone logs na nailabas sa media at Senate hearings. Pati nga text messages nila nabasa nating lahat.

There's a blow-by-blow, minute-by-minute, even yard-by-yard narration of the events in Mamasapano which portrayed the valor of the Fallen 44.

To be awarded the PNP Medal of Valor, a police officer "must perform in action a deed of personal bravery and self-sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty so conspicuous as to distinguish himself clearly above his comrades in the performance of more than ordinary hazardous service."

The records of Mamasapano show beyond doubt that many, if not all of them, clearly did the above.

I am confident that the highest honors will be conferred on them because I know the PNP leadership is prompt and proactive in honoring the gallantry of their men.

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