Camp Col. Romeo Abendan, Zamboanga City – Police Regional Office 9 rendered 21 gun salute and wreath-laying ceremonies on the 31st Death Anniversary of Brigadier General Eduardo Batalla and Colonel Romeo Abendan in both Camp Batalla, Cawa-cawa , R.T Lim Boulevard and Camp Abendan, Mercedes Zamboanga City in the afternoon of January 6, 2020.
Police Colonel John G Guyguyon led the ceremony in Camp Col. Romeo A Abendan, together with the wife and family of the late Col. Abendan. Personnel of from different offices attended the said ceremony and Task Force Zamboanga. While the ceremony in Camp. Brigadier Eduardo B Batalla was led by Police Colonel Neri Vincent D Ignacio.
Mrs. Nenie Abendan, thanked the Police Regional Office 9 for the tribute and respect paid to her husband all these years.
The incident happened on January 5, 1989 when number of discharged policemen led by Patrolman Rizal Alih took hostages at then Recom-9 Headquarters (Camp Batalla). The unfortunate mutiny led to the death of 19 people including the two top officers when the release negotiation failed.