2007.04.15: April 15, 2007: Headlines: COS - Philippines: Safety: Journalism: Manila Bulletin: Malacañang assured the US government that policemen are scouring the jungles of Ifugao province in search of a missing female US Peace Corps volunteer

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Malacañang assured the US government that policemen are scouring the jungles of Ifugao province in search of a missing female US Peace Corps volunteer

Malacañang assured the US government that policemen are scouring the jungles of Ifugao province in search of a missing female US Peace Corps volunteer

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said Julia Campbell, 40, could not have gone far in Banaue, Ifugao where she planned to hike alone. "My instruction to the police is to look for Ms Campbell. It should not be difficult. Perhaps, she may have gone on her own adventure," Ermita said in a teleconference with reporters in the Palace.

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Malacañang assured the US government that policemen are scouring the jungles of Ifugao province in search of a missing female US Peace Corps volunteer

US assured on search for Peace Corps volunteer

Malacañang assured yesterday the US government that policemen are scouring the jungles of Ifugao province in search of a missing female US Peace Corps volunteer.

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said Julia Campbell, 40, could not have gone far in Banaue, Ifugao where she planned to hike alone.

"My instruction to the police is to look for Ms Campbell. It should not be difficult. Perhaps, she may have gone on her own adventure," Ermita said in a teleconference with reporters in the Palace.

Campbell has been missing since last April 8 in the mountainous area known for its rice terraces and pine forests.

The US Embassy has sought assistance from the Philippine government to find Campbell. Concerns about her safety were raised as the province is infested with communist rebels.

Campbell, who also worked as journalist in New York,, is one of the 137 Peace Corps volunteers in the country. Meanwhile, search and rescue helicopters from the government and foreign embassies have been deployed in Ifugao province to locate US Peace Corps volunteer Julia Campbell who was reported missing last April 8.

In his report to Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar C. Calderon, Chief Supt. Raul Gonzales, PNP Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) director, said that Provincial Mobile Groups of the Ifugao Police Provincial Office have been combing several barangays in Battad, Ifugao to locate the 40-year-old Campbell.

Calderon also directed Gonzales to activate a local crisis management committe to ensure coordinated efforts by the police and civilian search and rescue teams.

US Embassy spokesman Matthem Lussenhop said that Campbell was last seen leaving Banawe town proper before heading for Battad last April 8. She was scheduled to meet US Embassy officials last April 11 but failed to show up.

Police also learned that Campbell had a reservation at the Village Inn in Batad but failed to show up. She also had a reserve seat for a Manila-bound passenger bus, reports added. (Genalyn Kabiling and Aris Ilagan)




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