Arroyo to Abus: Release other hostages

Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo hailed the release of Abu Sayyaf hostage Mary Jean Lacaba on Thursday night, and urged the group to free two other Red Cross workers.

“We are happy that Ms. Lacaba is back with us and we hope the ASG [Abu Sayyaf Group] will also release the other two hostages very soon. This is the answer to our people’s prayers, and also confirmation that we should always stand behind our policy of dealing firmly with any form of lawless behavior,” she said.

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