(Special Action Force | Then PO1 Magno Belmi)
Not everybody knows that Past Grand Chancellor (PGC) Magno Belmi once belongs to the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police (PNP-SAF). The PNP-SAF is an elite police team that engages in commando-type unconventional warfare, special operations, and counter terrorism to name a few.
PGC Magno saw action as a SAF officer in Cotabato in 1991. He was later assigned to Basilan in 1994 and then to Negros Island in 1995. He now holds the rank of Police Inspector, the equivalent of Lieutenant in the military.
(PGC Police Inspector Magno with a black band around his badge.)
Recently, the whole country paid tribute to the 44 PNP-SAF officers who died heroic in a gun battle with the MILF and BIFF forces in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in a mission to capture a known international terrorist named Marwan.
(He had his hair shaved like what other police officers had done nationwide.)
He joined other members of the police force and the public in a clamor for justice for the death of the 44 SAF members who became known as #Fallen44 and #SAF44. He also wore a black band over his badge and shaved his head to show sympathy to the families and in honor of the “departed comrades” .
(Courtesy call to the Mayor of Muntinlupa City.)
He is presently assigned at the Mandaluyong City Police Station as Chief Administrative Officer. He was Tau Kappa Phi Grand Chancellor from 1997 to 1998.
(He is active in Tau Kappa Phi activities. With him in photo is fellow PGC Joel Villanueva and Tau Kappan brethren, Atty. Dong Tumuran and Allan Zacharias.)
During his term, he introduced some innovations like giving the fraternity logo a new look and held the Golden Anniversary of the fold in 1998. He is known in the fraternal circle as a person who is dedicated to his job and committed to be of service to others.
(Video courtesy of PCRG Media Team)