Saying forgiveness is more powerful than vengeance, Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino walked out a free man from his detention cell in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday afternoon after a Manila court ordered his release.
Marcelino thanked the Armed Forces of the Philippines, particularly its chief of staff, Gen. Eduardo Ao, for its support and his lawyer, Persida Rueda Acosta, chief of the Public Attorney's Office, for working for his release.
"I'm very happy because finally I have achieved justice. I don't know how to thank those people who continued to trust me and give their support. It's not easy being in jail," he said.
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