Saturday, May 28, 2005

Is Tarongoy still alive?

Posted 10:38pm (Mla time)
May 23, 2005
Inquirer News Service

Editor's Note: Published on page A16 of the May 24, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

HOW'S the fate of Robert Tarongoy, an overseas Filipino worker who was kidnapped six months ago in Iraq? Tarongoy seems to have been completely abandoned. He was last seen on a video that was aired by Al Jazeera television two months ago. Since then, little, if any at all, has been heard about his condition and whereabouts. It seems that his situation is deliberately being kept a secret.

Is Tarongoy still alive or dead? Is the Arroyo government pursuing its efforts to save Tarongoy's life? Or has this government already abandoned him and shirked its responsibility to bring him back to his suffering family? I wonder why Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo and Undersecretary Rafael Seguis have kept their mouths shut on Tarongoy's case. There seems to be a news blackout on Tarongoy.

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