The new facilities are part of the Presidential Directive Number 2017-0322 dated August 9, 2017 (to create additional five SAF battalions to meet the country’s threats to national security on terrorism and insurgency) and likewise, part of the unit’s support to the objectives of Executive Order No. 70 (National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict). The projects are also part of the unit’s Capability Enhancement Program (CEP) aimed to further strengthen the unit in the accomplishment of its mandate such as but not limited to counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, hostage rescue, search and rescue, civil disturbance management and other special police operations.
Having been the former Chairman of NHQ BAC, OIC, PNP PLTGEN GAMBOA mentioned in his speech that the PNP leadership always envisioned for a state of the art facilities in all of its administrative and operational units. He assured that equipping operational units like SAF will be continuously included in the PNP’s modernization program. Ending his message, he enjoined SAF to have a strong resolve to persevere and thrive to become the best version of itself and raise above all the challenges while delivering its oath to uphold the law and order as police officers.
The PNP SAF as a tactical unit is unswerving in serving and protecting the Filipino people through its highly skilled, disciplined and gallant personnel.