In commemorating the 8th year of the National Remembrance for the Heroic Sacrifice of the 44 Fallen Special Action Force Commandos, Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 took the reins in honoring the memory and the supreme sacrifice of our gallant 44 and all PNP officers who have died while in the performance of their duty during the Wreath Laying Ceremony this morning, January 25, 2023, at PRO7 Parade Grounds, Camp Sergio Osmeña, Sr., Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City.

The momentous occasion themed “LEGACY OF HEROES: INSPIRATION OF FUTURE GENERATIONS,” was graced by PMGen Arthur R Cabalona, Deputy Commander, APC-Visayas, together with PBGen Jerry F Bearis, PRO7 Regional Director, members of the command group, personnel of the Regional Headquarters 7, and the family and relatives of our fallen heroes.



Fallen heroes of PRO7 who have undertaken a successful mission dubbed as “OPLAN EXODUS” were PO3 Junrel Kibete (PNP-SAF/NOPPO), PO2 Romeo Cempron (PNP-SAF/CPPO), and PO1 Windell Candano (PNP-SAF/CPPO).

Likewise, PRO7 also recognized the sacrifice of the following personnel who died while in the performance of their duty namely PMSg Michael Candido Alde, PSSg Careby-Cylde Valle Alinsug, PSSg Jade A Carabuena, and PCpl Rey Agustilo Ambo.


During the ceremony, PMGen Arthur R Cabalona delivered the message of the Chief, of the Philippine National Police, PGEN RODOLFO S AZURIN JR., stating that the tragic loss of the 44 special action force troopers, is a powerful reminder of the selflessness and devotion of our police officers to do their duty. Despite the odds and difficulties they faced, these brave young men remained committed to carrying out the mission to protect and serve our communities.

“Their legacy of heroism is not just a memory, but an inspiration for future generations of police officers to continue to serve with valor and integrity. The legacy – that we must all strive to uphold. Their actions have shaped the PNP into what it is today and their legacy is something that we must all take great pride in”, he said.



Azurin also expressed his warm sympathy to the family and relatives of the fallen heroes through prayers as a simple commemoration to cherish the legacy and fill our hearts with the country’s gratefulness that not one of them died in vain.