Prisoners of War (POWs) accorded humane treatment while undergoing custodial investigation

By Rigoberto F. Sanchez
Spokesperson, Merardo Arce Command
NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command

Two prisoners of war (POWs) are recently held by a unit of the Conrado Heredia Command-Front 20 Operations Command of the New People's Army. Sgt. Napoleon P. Gerasmio of the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM-Philippine Army, SN 760645) and Sgt. Huberto C. Corbita of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM- AFP, SN 780628) were separately arrested at a checkpoint set up by a platoon of the CHC-NPA on April 24, 2008 in Sitio Mabatas, Barangay Upper Ulip, Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province. One .45 cal pistol was seized from Sgt. Gerasmio.



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