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President Arroyo gives conditional pardon to nine Magdalo soldiers during the turn-over ceremony for the new AFP Chief of Staff Alexander Yano. The executive clemency wasgiven by Arroyo based onthe recommendation of outgoing Cheif Esperon. Arroyo also praised former Chief of Staff Esperon for a job well done, inculding the combat of terrorists in the country, CPP-NPA, and peace in Mindanao.

People’s champ Manny Pacquiao was also present during the turn-over ceremony.