Military pressure has forced the release or abandonment of two more hostage held by Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the southern Phillipines.

Leah Patris, an employee of a micro-finance company, was kidnapped on February 3rd.

Peace activist Umar Jaleel was released last Thursday after being kidnapped on February 13th.

Still no news about Red Cross worker Eugenio Vagni, who was taken by Abu Sayyaf, along with two other Red Cross workers, on the fifteenth of January.

At least in the Phillipines, terrorists are getting the message that kidnapping is no longer likely to be a profitable activity.