MONKAYO, Compostela Valley – Provincial Jail warden Jose Mervin Coquilla is seen here emerging from a holding facility with members of the New People’s Army. Coquilla was released around 2:00 pm Monday.

The jail warden was held captive by the NPAs for 28 days. Coquilla, who heads the provincial jail and rehabilitation center of the Compostela Valley Province, is allegedly involved in drug trade and abuses inside the prison facility. The warden said he is willing to submit himself for an investigation.

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