Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City – The Police Regional Office 9 commemorated the 32nd death anniversary of two of its heroes officers Brigadier General Eduardo Batalla and Lieutenant Colonel Romeo Abendan through wreath-laying and traditional 21-gun salute ceremonies held in Camp Gen. Eduardo Batalla along R.T. Lim Boulevard; and Camp Col. Romeo Abendan, in Barangay Mercedes, Zamboanga City on January 8, 2021.
PBGEN Ronaldo Genaro E Ylagan, PRO9 Regional Director, led the ceremonies at PRO9 Headquarters in Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, which was attended by Abendan's widow, Gloria Abendan, and the personnel of PRO-9 and Special Action Force (SAF).
PBGEN Ronaldo L Llanera, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, led the wreath-laying ceremony and 21-gun salute held around 3:00 PM at Camp BGen Eduardo Batalla, which was attended by personnel of PRO-9 and Regional Supports Units.
PBGEN Ylagan said the heroic acts of Brig. Gen. Eduardo Batalla, then commander of the Regional Command-9, and Lt. Col. Romeo Abendan, his Chief of Staff will remain in our memories until the coming generation as their act of valor, integrity in service and loyalty to the PNP organization will be celebrated in the ages to come.
“I hope that the personnel in PRO9 will emulate the noble character of our heroes in the service of PNP. Always remember that as men and women of PRO9, we ought to show valor, integrity and loyalty”, He added.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Gloria Abendan expressed her profound appreciations to the men and women of PRO-9 for always remembering and acknowledging the heroism of her husband. (PRO9-PIO)