Category: Kidnap Watch

Casino-related crimes cause alarm

Crimes related to casino or online gambling are on the rise. They no longer just result in torture and extortion but also in kidnapping, suicides and outright homicide and murder. The incidents are rising...

4 Chinese kidnappers of Australian national caught

Anti-kidnapping operatives rescued an Australian national and arrested his four kidnappers in Makati City on Feb. 20. Authorities identified the victim as 29-year-old Jianting Chen. The Anti-kidnapping group (AKG) of the Philippine National Police...

Indonesian captive freed in Jolo

An Indonesian captive of the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu was released on Jan. 15, the military said. Juragan Kapal Samsul Saguni, who was abducted off waters of Sabah in September 2018, was brought to...

2 kidnapped Chinese nationals rescued

Two kidnapped Chinese nationals were rescued in separate operations, the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) reported. The PNP-AKG said Kang Xintong’s mother received a call from the kidnappers using her son’s WeChat account....

Abu Sayyaf frees businesswoman in Sulu

One of the seven victims who were earlier kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf terrorists is now free.Colonel Gerry Besana, public affairs officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command, confirmed the...

Kidnapper goes to jail, but it’s not over for victim

After 13 years, kidnap victim Michael Armas finally found justice on Oct. 3 after a Cavite court convicted kidnapper Virgilio Cupino guilty beyond reasonable doubt, according to social news network Rappler. Cupino was sentenced...