Lydia de la Cruz Ghazzawi, right, and her husband, Khaled Ghazzawi,
watch the Philippine News at their home in Pacifica, Calif., as her
brother, Angelo De la Cruz, was shown Friday. The Philippines
confirmed Saturday it would withdraw its small peacekeeping
contingent from Iraq on July 20, as planned, but it was unclear if
the announcement had saved the life of De la Cruz, a Filipino
hostage being held in Iraq.