Police Regional Office 9 commemorated the 28th Death Anniversary of two fallen officers BGEN EDUARDO B BATALLA and COL. ROMEO A ABENDAN held at the Police Regional Office 9 Headquarters, Camp Col. Romeo A. Abendan in Mercedes, Zamboanga City and JRT Lim, Boulevard, Zamboanga City, on January 6, 2017.
POLICE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT NARCISO B VERDADERO, Deputy Regional Director for Operation, led the commemoration of the 28th Death Anniversary of Col. Romeo A Abendan. The activity started with a thanksgiving mass officiated by PCINSP MARLOU N LABARES, Assistant Regional Chaplain, which was attended by the Command Group, Regional Staffs, Officers and personnel of PRO9 with Mrs. Gloria A. Abendan, the wife of the late COL. ROMEO A. ABENDAN, and her immediate family.
This was followed by wreath-laying ceremony and the traditional 21-gun salute rendered by personnel of Regional Public Safety Battalion 9.
PSSUPT NARCISO B VERDADERO delivered the message of the Acting Regional Director, PRO9, wherein he stressed that the heroism of Col. Romeo A. Abendan is worth remembering. This was followed by a response made by Mrs. Gloria Abendan, wherein she expressed her sincerest thanks to the men and women of PRO9 led by PCSUPT BILLY B BELTRAN for always remembering and acknowledging the heroism made by her late husband. She also thanked the officers and men of PRO9 for giving importance on the death of her husband as a manifestation of the annual commemorative rites in the PRO9 Camp.
Meanwhile, PSSUPT JOSE BAYANI L GUCELA, Regional Chief Directorial Staff, spearheaded the commemoration of the death anniversary of BGEN EDUARDO B BATALLA held at the grounds of Camp Eduardo B Batalla, JRT Lim, Boulevard, Zamboanga City.