I Suspected This Even Before
Before the news blackout ordered by the Philippine government, I had long suspected of another hostage situation taking place simultaneously with that of Angelo Dela Cruz in Iraq. I proved my theory correct when I came across this article:
You be the judge.
UPDATE POSTED AT 2:10PM: According to radio reports, military and police officials have initiated Task Force Angelo and they have now set up checkpoints and secured the whole village of Buenavista, in Mexico, Pampanga --- Angelo's hometown. Interviewed, the military and police personnel they were just there to protect and guard Angelo's townsmates against any possible troublemakers. Duh. Big duh.