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WOCCA - good news!

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5475 posts) 22 Mar '13 13:26

Great news on the front page of the paper today- Wocca's been freed!

[ Edit: updated link ]

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator, 3906 posts) 22 Mar '13 20:40

Good news indeed! :) Came here to post the news but Peter beat me to it. Here's another article by the BBC.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Mar-2013, at 20:41 by Hien ]

3. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 24 Mar '13 08:21

Wonderful news!!! Let's hope he will make a full recovery over the next few months.

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3600 posts) 25 Mar '13 05:11

Quoting Isadora

Wonderful news!!! Let's hope he will make a full recovery over the next few months.

Ditto.

I wonder what made them release him?

5. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5475 posts) 25 Mar '13 05:13

I think the price mentioned was around $90k. For "room and board". I'd guess in the end they decided they needed the cash more than anything.

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator, 3906 posts) 25 Mar '13 09:09

Four million pesos got him released. He looked and sounded frail. I hope with what they have left with after the 'payment', there is enough for him to recover quickly from 15 months in captivity.

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Mar-2013, at 09:15 by Hien ]

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4124 posts) 25 Mar '13 15:05

Wocca thanks his rescuers...