Families of five barangay officials make their plea with peace advocates here in Davao for the release of their relatives captured by the New People’s Army in Sabu, Loreto, Agusan del Sur. The officials were captured last October on allegations they are members of paramilitary groups that harassed the community. The National Democratic Front orders the release of the captured officials after the latter’s apology. . (davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba)
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A month after the New People’s Army captured five soldiers in Paquibato District, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Southern Mindanao said its “Revolutionary Court “ is reviewing the cases of the captives “as thoroughly as possible” so that the latter’s “direct culpability “ or “innocence “ is “meticulously established.”
By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Bishop Modesto Villasanta, spokesperson for the Sowing the Seeds of Peace, said they are always ready to facilitate such request. His group already facilitated a number of releases of NPA captives in the different far-flung areas in the region. They acted upon the request of the families, local government units and church denominations, among others.
BY MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao City Vice-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who flew in at the release site onboard his private chopper received Pfc. Jezreel Culango and Senior Police Officer 1 Ruel Pasion at the release site during the turnover program. He later brought the two with him onboard his chopper and took them to their respective regional headquarters in Camp Panacan and Camp Catitipan, in Davao City.