Legarda meets Buan

Senator Loren Legarda is seen in a huddle with Major Noel Buan during the Commission on Appointments in the Senate Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Legarda led the release of Buan to a humanitarian mission during his captivity by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro April 2001. Buan was captured and held by the NPA in July 1999 while serving as an intelligence officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command. He was released after 21 months of captivity. –(PRIB Photo Joseph Vidal)