The Police Regional Office 9 and 5th Special Action Battalion-Special Action Force commemorated the 4th Death Anniversary of SAF 44 - Day of National Remembrance for Gallant SAF 44 at the 5th Special Action Battalion Headquarters, ATO Radar Station, Mercedes, Zamboanga City on January 25, 2019.
PCSUPT Emmanuel Luis D Licup, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 9 and PSUPT Rommel Avenido, Battalion Commander of 5th Special Action Battalion-Special Action Force led the men and women of PRO9 and PNP SAF in offering mass and wreath-laying ceremony as a tribute to the 44 Special Action Force members who were killed in the botched Mamasapano operation in 2015.
Presidential Proclamation No. 164 issued by President Rodrigo R Duterte on February 21, 2017, declared January 25 of as National Day of Remembrance in honor of the heroic death of the 44 police commandos of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF). The proclamation said the memory of the SAF 44 "serves as a constant reminder of the continuing sacrifices made by our valiant uniformed men and women in the line of duty."