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Agony for Filipino Family After New Deadline

The family of a Filipino truck driver held hostage in Iraq faced another two days of agony after militants on Monday gave the government an extra 48 hours to agree an early withdrawal of its humanitarian force. The newly elected government of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is refusing to pull out by July 20, a month ahead of schedule, drawing mounting criticism from leftist groups and the family of Angelo de la Cruz. “I think there are now new signals that the extension of the deadline has been given another 48-hour life,” Labour Secretary Patricia Santo Tomas said in a television interview.Full Story

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