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.