NPA releases soldier after 4 months in captivity


Posted at Nov 20 2015 01:00 PM

MISAMIS ORIENTAL - The New People's Army (NPA) on Friday freed a soldier they held captive for nearly four months in Misamis Oriental.

Private First Class Adonis Jess Losiba of the 58th Infantry Battalion was abducted last July in the height of the military efforts for Community Organizing for Peace and Development (COPD) in Barangay Alagatan, Gingoog City.

In a statement, National Democratic Front spokesperson Cesar Renerio said Losiba's release had been delayed with the government's refusal to suspend military operations in the area.

Church leaders and officials of the local crisis management committee welcomed back the soldier.

He will undergo stress debriefing while the military pushes on with its offense against the rebels. -- Report from Fred Dellava, ABS-CBN News