Chef Tatung Spearheads Call for Tribute Dinner for SAF Fallen 44

Celebrity Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou spearheads "Chefs for Fallen 44" tribute dinner for the families of the 44 SAF men killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. [Photo: from Chef Myke's Facebook Page]

by Homerun Nievera |

Celebrity Chefs nationwide are organizing themselves for a tribute dinner for the families of the 44 fallen heroes of the PNP’s Special Action Force unit who died at the siege in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Sunday.

The tribute dinner, dubbed as “Chefs for Fallen 44,” is spearheaded by celebrity chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou. He made a call on his Facebook account early this morning for his colleagues in the dining industry to join hands in solidarity with today’s National Day of Mourning.

A Facebook Group has been opened to coordinate efforts. The hashtag #chefsforfallen44 has also been created to spread the word on Twitter and Instagram (@chefs4fallen44) and across various social media outlets.

The Facebook Group where efforts are being coordinated.
The Facebook Group where efforts are being coordinated.

According to Chef Tatung, The event will feature a simple dinner of monggo soup, fish, chicken adobo and a banana. It will start with an prayer and dinner will be eaten in silence. No frills amd no speeches. The event will culminate with performances by local artists. Proceeds will be collected to set up a trust and scholarship fund for the families of the fallen 44.

For those interested to join and help in the efforts, please contact Chef Myke at 09158463234 or email at or

The 44 SAF officers and personnel died in a so called misencounter with MILF and BIFF units while on a mission to serve a warrant to two wanted terrorists in the said town of Mamasapano, Maguindanao.