Remember the Oakwood Mutiny? The group of soldiers Magdalo protested against the irregularities in the army but they got caught, detained and charged with coup d’ etat.
Captain Laurence Louis B. Somera of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment, Special Operations Command of the Philippine Army is one of them. Though he was granted conditional pardon by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo after being detained for more than four years, he was discharged from the military.
He was really disheartened by this as he had been with the military for almost 17 years. Next to his family, his military service matters to him the most.
Today, the 39-year-old captain is very happy with his new engagement and that’s farming.