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Militants free Filipino hostage

A Filipino truck driver who was taken hostage in Iraq earlier this month has been freed after Manila fulfilled his kidnappers’ demands, Philippine and United Arab Emirates officials said. “I’m happy to announce that our long national vigil involving Angel [de] la Cruz is over. I thank the Lord Almighty for his blessings,” Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said on national television after a five-minute phone call with the former hostage. Full Story

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