Abducted ICRC worker scores military offensives

MANILA, Philippines — Andreas Notter, one of the three abducted Red Cross workers in southern Philippines, has expressed dismay over what he perceived as the government’s failure to negotiate for their release. This, as Notter admitted during a radio interview Tuesday that the situation is becoming difficult for him and his fellow hostages, Eugenio Vagni and Mary Jean Lacaba, as a result of the military offensives launched to free them.

Interviewed by Arlyn dela Cruz over radio dzEC, Notter said he could not understand why the government would rather resort to military operations than enter into a negotiation with the kidnappers.

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