SAF 44 Memorial Monument

 

The “Pagpupugay” sculpture by Francis Sollano.

The inauguration ceremony of the Special Action Force Museum, SAF 44 Memorial and Black Beret Monument was spearheaded by the former President Fidel V. Ramos in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig, Metro Manila last Dec. 17, 2018.

It was a tribute for the bravery of the SAF 44 troopers who sacrifice their lives during the Mamasapano Clash on Jan. 25, 2015.

Francis Sollano, an award-winning Cebuano Trashion Artist is the man behind the creation of the "Pagpupugay" sculpture. Sollano said on a recorded video that the kneeling soldier is made of triangular metal which symbolizes the respect the nation gives to the SAF 44 troopers.

Moreover, Suarez and Sons Inc. crafted the 44 Individual plaques for each SAF trooper. Names are engraved into it to honor their selfless lives in protecting our country.