From Sun.Star Zamboanga (Philippines) of Oct. 15, 2005:
German lady finds long lost uncle
SHE finally found her long lost uncle in the Philippines, and of all places, it is here in Zamboanga City.
Gudrum Albrecht, 47, arrived in the city last October 3 on invitation of her uncle, Robert Albrecht Jr., and will spend her 13-day stay here, the period allowed her by the government.
Gudrum, who hails from Stuttgart, Germany, said she discovered Roy (Robert's nickname) address through the Internet only this year -- although Roy posted it in the web-site in 2001, according to her.
"She is a brave girl. She is not afraid to visit the place of the Abu Sayyaf," Roy said. Basilan is known worldwide as the birthplace of the radical extremist group linked to the al-Qaeda terror network.
"I brought her to Bulingan (barangay) where she loves the beautiful waterfalls Lo-ok and Balobo (in Lamitan), the place where the beheading by the Abu Sayyaf of innocent civilians took place," Roy said. He said his niece enjoyed going to market in Kaumpournah, Isabella City, "just to buy coffee," Roy related.
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