PARENTS of Special Action Force Police Senior Inspector Gednat Tabdi still wait for justice, two years after the bloody incident in Mamasapano, Maguindanao where 43 other commandos lost their lives.

Edna Tabdi, mother of Gednat, thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for committing to re-open the case and the possibility of recreating a truth commission to look into the case.

“Nagbigay naman siya ng assurance na talagang ipapa-reopen niya ang kaso, investigate ulit at sana lahat mabigyan ng medal of valor para pantay, dahil pinakiusap din ito ng mga naulila, dahil lahat naman sila nagsakripisyo,” Edna said.

She added they remain optimistic with the promise of President in giving full benefits of the slain SAF troopers which was earlier promised by then President Benigno Aquino III.

“Lahat ng mga kulang na hindi naibigay na benefits under P - Noy administration, ire-review at ibibigay. Especially the housing and livelihood,” she added.

Traditional rituals were done January 24th while a mass followed the next day to commemorate the death of Tabdi in their La Trinidad residence.

“We do this to remember his heroic sacrifice and we have prayed that we will achieve justice soon,” Garcia, father of Gednat said.

Meanwhile, in-laws of SAF slain PO2 Jeffrey Kayob, Agusta and Lauriano Lizardo said they are one in justice for their son and victims of the bloody encounter which killed 67 people.

“We hope that the government will focus on this issue so we can already achieve justice,” Agusta said.