April 3, 2009 in Nation/World
Al Jacinto photo

Mary Jean Lacaba, second left, a Filipino International Red Cross worker kidnapped by Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf Group, waves prior to boarding her chartered plane for a flight to Manila from Zamboanga city in southern Philippines, a day after her release Friday April 3, 2009 after ten weeks in captivity in the jungles of Jolo in southern Philippines. Lacaba told authorities her two kidnapped colleagues, Andreas Notter from Switzerland and Eugenio Vagni of Italy, are still alive raising hopes for continuing negotiations for their release. At right is Philippine National Red Cross Chair Richard Gordon.


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