Today was officially declared as the National Day of Mourning for the Philippines. In honour of the fallen 44 Troopers, all flags were raised half-way, to symbolise mourning. These Men and Women fought with their lives at Mindanao tried to target suspected terrorists Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan and Basit Usman. However in their dispute, they were killed by the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front), and BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters).
One of the Troopers, knowing that he would die, brought out his mobile phone to look at the photos of his family one last time before he was shot to death.
May these people never be forgotten for their sacrifices.