Pampanga town holds vigil for Filipino hostage in Iraq

 

By Tonette Orejas, Inquirer Central Luzon Desk

Inquirer News Service

MEXICO, Pampanga -- "Kaligtasan para kay Angelo (For Angelo's safety)."
Posters made from used milk cartons hung by residents of Barangay (village) Buenavista here expressed this appeal for their neighbor, overseas Filipino worker Angelo de la Cruz who was abducted by Iraqi militants.

De la Cruz's captors threatened to kill him unless the Philippine government withdrew its troops from Iraq.

The eight children of De la Cruz are asking their kabalen (provincemate) President Macapagal-Arroyo to do everything possible to save their father's life. The oldest of the children is 23, the youngest is 4.

Kapampangans have started a vigil on Friday for the safety of De la Cruz. The village is mournful but residents still hope negotiations by the government can avert De la Cruz's execution.

9/7/2004

Bron : inq7.net

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