Which one's the Religion of Peace again?
Marines spokesman Capt. Neil Estrella said the body of Cosme Aballes was recovered Sunday by soldiers who are pursuing members of the militant separatist Abu Sayyaf group.
"He was nearly beheaded. His head and his body is joined merely by the skin," Estrella said.
Aballes and Ernan Chavez were reportedly taken by at least 40 Abu Sayyaf and rogue members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front when the militants raided the village of Upper Arco in Basilan Province on Friday. Chavez is still being held captive.
Meanwhile the chief of the Red Cross in the Philippines, Richard J. Gordon, has renewed his appeal for the release of two foreign aid workers being held by Muslim militants in the south of the country.
And they're threatening to behead one of the Red Cross workers now, too.