DAVAO CITY: A soldier who was freed by New People’s Army (NPA) after 16 days of captivity is facing dismissal for using illegal drugs. Lt. Col. Roberto Bunagan, commander of the 60th Infantry Battalion, recommended the dismissal of Cpl. Rogelio Rosales, who admitted using prohibited substance in a sworn statement executed immediately after he was freed on May 16. When he was taken by NPA rebels on May 3 in a village in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, Rosales was found to have kept a sachet of shabu in his pocket. The rebels also accused him of protecting illegal logging operators in Davao.