5 kidnap victims rescued in Lanao del Sur – AFP

MANILA, Philippines – Five victims of a kidnapping incident blamed on Moro rebels in Lanao del Sur had been rescued by government security forces last Saturday, a military official said on Sunday.

Armed Forces chief public information officer Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr. identified the five as Eudillo Padilla, Rene Morteza, Felipe Lanuza, Vicky Lanuza and Jerald Cabanig, all employees of Vicmar Logging Concession.

The five were abducted last Wednesday at Barangay Panoruganan in Kapai town by eight “rogue” members of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Brawner said the group was led by one Basit Kauyag.

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