9 soldiers quizzed on Rebelyn Pitao killing deny allegations

For three hours, the soldiers took turns answering questions of the CHR commissioners, from the makeshift interview room near the stage, separated from the public by a divider draped in maroon and a white board, its plywood back facing the audience. 

Leoncio Pitao alias Parago, commander of the Pulang Bagani Command of the New People's Army initially named four soldiers and later added nine more  to his list of suspects behind Rebelyn’s killing. 

But of the 13 from Pitao’s list, only nine were presented by the 10th Infantry Division for having names that matched or nearly matched the names on Pitao's list.

The tenth soldier, presently in Manila, was represented by a lawyer, while the remaining three have remained unaccounted. (MORE DETAILS SHORTLY)

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