Friday, April 13, 2007

American Aid Worker Reported Missing In the Philippines

Per CNN, a U.S. aid worker has been reported missing for nearly a week in the northern Philippines.

Julia Campbell, a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, was last seen on Easter Sunday in Ifugao province, according to the U.S. embassy in Manila.

The report also mentions that the New People's Army (NPA) has a strong presence in the area.
U.S. Embassy security officials are working with local Peace Corps and pulis authorities to find Campbell.

Campbell is a former journalist and has served as a college teacher in Legazpi. She has been serving in the Peace Corps in the Philippines since March 2005.

Campbell, 40, has blonde hair, wears eyeglasses, is 5'7" and weighs 58 kilograms.

The public is encouraged to relay any information about Campbell to John Borja, safety and security officer of the Peace Corps in the Philippines, at 00 (63) 0920-900-5270, or the U.S. Embassy in Manila, at 00 (63) 02 528-6300.

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