I hope that Warren Rodwell, held in Mindanao by Abu Sayyaf, can be released this year. The Australian Government needs to prioritise his welfare. It seems this fellow has done nothing wrong. He is no threat to anyone.
About twelve years back, an old mate of mine and I contemplated visiting Mindanao. I wanted to see a Haribon, or Monkey-eating Eagle, an endangered bird from the island. We decided against it after the Australian Government issued a travel warning. From memory, an American tourist had been beheaded.
LJ, January 3 2013.