The Eugenio Vagni Situation Is Turning Desparate

For a while it seemed that the Sulu hostage crisis was coming to an end with the consecutive releases of Filipina Mary Jean Lacaba and Swiss national Abdreas Notter. 257 more words

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The Sulu Hostage Crisis Nears Breaking Point

The situation in the Sulu-Basilan corridor has become all the more uncertain with the resignation of Sulu’s Vice Governor Anne Sahidullah from the crisis management team and the Abu Sayyaf’s murder last weekend of two farmers in Basilan, with one of the victims even being beheaded. 220 more words

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Bickering And Inaction As Notter's And Vagni's Lives Stay In Peril

The weekend passed almost uneventfully it seems in the 80-plus-days abduction of humanitarian aid workers in Sulu with the Arroyo government practically relocating in Pampanga to celebrate, albeit austerely, Mrs. 238 more words

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Happy Birthday, GMA?

“Happy Birthday, PGMA!” Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be hearing this greeting the whole day today, with the loudest voices filling the air in her hometown of Lubao, Pampanga. 111 more words

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Crackdown: 8 Suspected Abu Sayyaf 'Sympathizers' Under Questioning In Jolo

The joy over the release of Filipina Red Cross worker Mary Jean Lacaba has given way to the grim reality that her colleagues, Swiss national Andreas Notter and Italian Eugenio Vagni are still in captivity. 250 more words

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Mary Jean Lacaba Is Freed, Notter And Vagni Still Held By Abu Sayyaf

Filipino International Red Cross worker Mary Jean Lacaba was freed by her captors some four and a half hours ago after 76 days in captivity. 861 more words

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Three people for an Island

How messed up can this be? First, terrorists see somekind of market value on Red Cross volunteers so they kidnap them. Second, a Red Cross head acts like a military general. 544 more words

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