6 prisoners of war released

After two months in captivity, six of the 16 captured Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) personnel were released by the New People’s Army North-Eastern Mindanao Region, Thursday, Feb. 14.

Ka Joaquin, National Democratic Front spokesperson said the release of prisoners of war “shows that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines are still open for peace talks”.

Iglesia Filipina Independiente Bishop Delfin Callao Jr. and Agusan del Sur Vice Governor Sammy Tortor facilitated the release of the prisoners of war (POWs).

Ka Joaquin said that there are 10 other POWs in other areas, but they cannot be released due to ongoing military operations. Joaquin reminds the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to listen to the appeal of the captives’ families for a suspension of military operations in the Caraga region to ensure their safe release. Reposted by (http://bulatlat.com)

Text and photos by Kilab Multimedia

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