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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 6135 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

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

[ Edit: updated link ]

2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

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 (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

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

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3794 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

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 6135 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

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 (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

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 4138 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Wocca thanks his rescuers...