Manila, Philippines - Republic of
RESCUED EVANGELISTS POSE FOR A PHOTO AT PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN MANILA.
Eleven Filipino followers of reverend Wilde Almeda (not in photo) pose for a photo during their courtesy call to Philippine President Joseph Estrada at the presidential palace in Manila October 3, 2000. 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. At left is Major-General of the Philippine Army Narciso Abaya.