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Suspected Communist rebels kidnapped a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer shortly before all agency workers were ordered to evacuate the Philippines because of threats to their safety. U.S. Embassy officials denied today that they knew of the abduction when they suddenly ordered the evacuation of all 261 Peace Corps volunteers.
Active Measures
Peace Corp Withdrawn From Philippines
Thursday, June 28, 1990
(The Washington Post) - The Peace Corps, fearful that communist guerrillas may be plotting to harm some of its 261 volunteers in the Philippines, announced it is withdrawing them from the country. The decision concerning the Philippines came after what a State Department official described as a "specific threat" against the Americans.

Timothy Swanson Kidnapped in Philippines
Monday, July 02, 1990
(Washington Post) - Suspected Communist rebels kidnapped a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer shortly before all agency workers were ordered to evacuate the Philippines because of threats to their safety. The kidnapping may signal a dangerous new phase in the increasingly violent campaign to shut six U.S. military facilities in the Philippines.

Timothy Swanson Kidnapping Investigation
Monday, July 02, 1990
(UPI) -- Security forces Monday began investigating the kidnapping of a Peace Corps volunteer three weeks ago by communist guerrillas in the central island of Negros. Renato de Villa has formed a civilian-military team  to seek peaceful ways of recovering Timothy Swanson, 26, who was kidnapped June 13.

Communists Claim Swanson Kidnapping
Thursday, July 05, 1990
(UPI) -- Communist guerrillas Friday took responsibility for kidnapping a Peace Corps volunteer and a Japanese aid worker in the central Philippines, alleging the victims' organizations were involved in the government's counter insurgency operations. A rebel regional commander said Timothy Swanson and Fumio Mizuno "are safe."

Americans Threatened in Philippines
Saturday, July 07, 1990
(UPI) -- Americans are in danger of being attacked if they frequent Manila's Ermita entertainment district, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said Saturday. The warning came amid continuing threats by the communist New People's Army to kill or kidnap U.S. nationals unless Washington dismantles its six military bases in the Philippines.

Timothy Swanson Released in Philippines
Thursday, August 02, 1990
(UPI) -- Communist guerrillas freed a kidnapped U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and a Japanese rural technician Thursday but warned Washington and Tokyo against involvement in operations against the rebels. Timothy Swanson, 27, of Cheyenne, Wyo., was released after some 50 days of captivity.

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