Manila, Philippines - Republic of
PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT JOSEPH ESTRADA PRESENTS FILIPINO REVEREND WILDE ALMEDA.
Philippine President Joseph Estrada (2nd R) meets reverend Wilde Almeda, lying on a stretcher, at the presidential palace in Manila October 3, 2000 as an unidentified person speaks to Almeda. Almeda, a born-again Christian spiritual warrior of the Jesus Miracle Crusade (JMC) and his eleven followers were rescued by the Philippines troops after being held by Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group in the outskirts of Jolo island in southern Philippines for more than three months.
Also in photo, Agriculture Secretary Edgardo Angara (L), Philippine Armed Forces Chief Angelo Reyes (2nd L), Senate President Franklin Drilon (C) and Defence Secretary Orlando Mercado (R).