Videos About the Prisoners of War (POWs)

In 2004, various video productions were released in relation with the two NPA Prisoners of War (POWs) Philippine Army 1st Lt. Ronaldo "Butch" Fidelino, and PFC. Ronel Nemeño. The two soldiers were captured by the NPA in an ambush in Tinambac, Camarines Sur on March 1, 2004. They were released 5 months and 18 days later on August 18, 2004.

ISNAYP Balita Marso 29, 2004

ISNAYP presents in a news report the capture of Philippine Army 1st Lt. Ronaldo "Butch" Fidelino and PFC. Ronel Nemeño in an ambush by the New People's Army in Brgy. Bataan, Tinambac, Camarines Sur. The tactical offensive was conducted on March 1, 2004.

Produced by ISNAYP and the Romulo Jallores Command - NPA Bicol

Length: 5 mins 30 sec
Date: March 29, 2004

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Speech of 1st Lt. Fidelino


In an informal gathering a few days before their release, captured Philippine Army 1st Lt. Ronaldo "Butch" Fidelino gives his thanks to the revolutionary custodial forces for the warm and humanitarian treatment of him and PFC. Ronel Nemeño as Prisoners of War (POWs).

Coverage by ISNAYP

Length: 3 mins 46 sec
Date: August 2004

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Cultural Performances



A few hours before the New People's Army custodial forces turns over the two POWs to representatives of the International Red Cross, a short but meaningful and lively cultural program was held for the POWs. This event was actively participated not only by 1st Lt. Fidelino, PFC. Nemeño and the NPA red fighters but also by representatives from the media.

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Interview with media practitioners


ISNAYP interviews the media practitioners who covered the release of Prisoners of War (POWs) 1st Lt. Fidelino and PFC. Nemeño in August 18, 2004.

Duration: 4 mins 21 sec

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Awit at Ngiti
Mga Larawan ng mga Bihag ng Digma



In a short documentary, ISNAYP presents the 5 months and 18 days of the two POWs with the New People's Army. A span of time filled with smiles, camaraderie and hymns. The video affirmins the kind and humanitarian treatment of two POWs by the NPA custodial forces.


Download MPG Part 1 2 or Watch in YouTube Part 1 2