MANILA (Updated) -- Fr. Chito Soganub, the parish priest who was rescued by troops in a mosque in Marawi, appealed to the media Monday, September 18, to pray for his recovery and assured them that he is "physically strong and handsome."
"I’ll pray for you. God bless you. Pray for me also for my healing and recovery," he said when he was presented to the media at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Karingal, Quezon City.
Soganub, the vicar general of the Cathedral of Our Lady Help of Christian who was held hostage by the Maute terror group for 117 days, was accompanied Monday by a medical team, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, AFP Chief General Eduardo Año, Joint Task Force Marawi spokesperson Colonel Romeo Brawner Jr., and Lanao Del Sur Provincial Crisis Management Committee Zia Adiong.