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Filipino Hostage's Return May Take Time -Manila

The Philippines said on Saturday the life of a Filipino held hostage by gunmen in Iraq was still in danger and his return home might take time. The government also said 11 of its 51-member humanitarian contingent had already arrived in Kuwait from Iraq and was expected to reach Manila Monday afternoon, a move the Philippines hopes will appease the captors of Angelo de la Cruz. “We admire Angelo for his sacrifice and courage and we all want him home but it may take time,” presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye said in his regular Sunday column in a government paper. Reporters were given advance copies of the column. “Right now, we must not do anything that can put Angelo’s life in danger,” Bunye said, in an apparent attempt to calm rising expectations of de la Cruz’s rapid return. Full Story

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