Most soldiers will be “delighted” in case retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. will be released from imprisonment that stemmed from kidnapping charges, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said over the weekend.

Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr., AFP spokesman, said Palparan had faced a “very hard case” when he was arrested in August 2014 by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

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