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Touching photos on Nat’l Day of Mourning for SAF 44

/ 11:05 AM January 31, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Justice for the SAF 44. That was the resounding call on Friday of the relatives and supporters of the 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) members killed in an encounter in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao.

With President Benigno Aquino III declaring January 30 as National Day of Mourning, policemen went to the streets to “march for justice,” the public offered prayers and flowers, and Philippine flags all over the country were flown at half-mast. KS

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Below are photographs from the necrological services held at Camp Bagong Diwa and other related events:

Relatives of the 44 elite police commandos killed last Sunday, during the Philippines' biggest single-day combat loss in recent years, mourn at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Relatives of the 44 elite police commandos killed last Sunday, during the Philippines’ biggest single-day combat loss in recent years, mourn at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Soldiers from the Philippine Army's 2nd Infantry Battalion in Ligao City, offer prayers and light candles for the death of the 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force, who were killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Soldiers from the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion in Ligao City, offer prayers and light candles for the death of the 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force, who were killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Officers of the Pangasinan Police Office in Lingayen town in Pangasinan province tie a black cloth around a giant police badge in the camp's park to join the nation in mourning the 44 members of the Special Action Force who were brutally killed in Maguindanao province. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Officers of the Pangasinan Police Office in Lingayen town in Pangasinan province tie a black cloth around a giant police badge in the camp’s park to join the nation in mourning the 44 members of the Special Action Force who were brutally killed in Maguindanao province. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Christine Kiangan, widow of Noble Kiangan, one of the 44 members of the elite police commandos killed last Sunday during the Philippines' biggest single-day combat loss in recent years, kisses her son in front of her husband's flag-draped coffin at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.  Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Christine Kiangan, widow of Noble Kiangan, one of the 44 members of the elite police commandos killed last Sunday during the Philippines’ biggest single-day combat loss in recent years, kisses her son in front of her husband’s flag-draped coffin at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAF members and other PNP personnel mourn during the necrological service for their 44 comrades killed in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

SAF members and other PNP personnel mourn during the necrological service for their 44 comrades killed in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

The huge Philippine flag of Luneta park in a half-staff in a national day of mourning for 44 police commandos massacred in Maguindanao. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER

The huge Philippine flag of Luneta park in a half-staff in a national day of mourning for 44 police commandos massacred in Maguindanao. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER

A  family of one of the Special Action Forces (SAF) troopers who perished in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident expresses grief during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

A family of one of the Special Action Forces (SAF) troopers who perished in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident expresses grief during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the Moral and Spiritual Formation Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday. Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the Moral and Spiritual Formation Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday. Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

A child touches the coffin of one of the Special Action Forces (SAF) troopers who perished in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

A child touches the coffin of one of the Special Action Forces (SAF) troopers who perished in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

C/Supt. Noli Talino, PNP-SAF OIC, salutes the 44 Special Action Forces (SAF) troopers who perished in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

C/Supt. Noli Talino, PNP-SAF OIC, salutes the 44 Special Action Forces (SAF) troopers who perished in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

Anastacia Capinding wails as she approaches the Camp Bagong Diwa multi purpose hall  where her son's body  PO1 Loreto Capinding and other SAF members are placed. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

Anastacia Capinding wails as she approaches the Camp Bagong Diwa multi purpose hall where her son’s body PO1 Loreto Capinding and other SAF members are placed. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

The 42 of the 44 bodies of the slain SAF troopers inside the Camp BAgong Diwa multi-purpose hall. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER.net

The 42 of the 44 bodies of the slain SAF troopers inside the Camp BAgong Diwa multi-purpose hall. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER.net

Erica Pabalinas, widow of one of the Special Action Forces (SAF) commandos who perished in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident delivers her emotional response during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

Erica Pabalinas, widow of one of the Special Action Forces (SAF) commandos who perished in the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident delivers her emotional response during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Friday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER

President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the NCRPO Multi-Purpose Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday. Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the NCRPO Multi-Purpose Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday. Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The wife of a SAF trooper cries during the necrological rites for the 44 SAF  victims of the Mamasapano massacre. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

The wife of a SAF trooper cries during the necrological rites for the 44 SAF victims of the Mamasapano massacre. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

Relatives, symphatizers mourn during the necrological rites for the 44 SAF  victims of the Mamasapano massacre. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

Relatives, symphatizers mourn during the necrological rites for the 44 SAF victims of the Mamasapano massacre. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

SAF members and other PNP personnel mourn during the necrological service for their 44 comrades who were killed in Mamasapano in Maguindanao. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

SAF members and other PNP personnel mourn during the necrological service for their 44 comrades who were killed in Mamasapano in Maguindanao. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

The 2nd Infantry Battalion mourns with the nation in the death of 44 Fallen PNP-SAF heroes in Maguindanao. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/Inquirer Southern Luzon

The 2nd Infantry Battalion mourns with the nation in the death of 44 Fallen PNP-SAF heroes in Maguindanao. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/Inquirer Southern Luzon

Sypathizers leave flowers and light candles for the slain 44 PNP SAF troopers outside the gates of Camp Crame in Quezon City. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER

Sypathizers leave flowers and light candles for the slain 44 PNP SAF troopers outside the gates of Camp Crame in Quezon City. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER

Sisters (from the Religious of the Assumption) leave flowers and light candles to show their sympathy for the slain 44 PNP SAF troopers outside the gates of Camp Crame in Quezon City. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER

Sisters (from the Religious of the Assumption) leave flowers and light candles to show their sympathy for the slain 44 PNP SAF troopers outside the gates of Camp Crame in Quezon City. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER

Various groups light torches during an inter-faith candle lighting activity as part of the national day of mourning for the 44 members of the PNP-SAF who died in the Mamasapano clash in Maguindanao. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRER

Various groups light torches during an inter-faith candle lighting activity as part of the national day of mourning for the 44 members of the PNP-SAF who died in the Mamasapano clash in Maguindanao.
MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRER

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