WesMin command still searching for kidnap victims from Malaysian dive resort

MANILA, April 5 (PNA) — The Western Mindanao Command is still searching for the Chinese tourist and Filipino hotel staff snatched by suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in a Malaysian dive resort this week.

Lt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero, Western Mindanao Command chief, said that they are yet to establish the location of the hostages and the group behind the abduction.

“So we cannot categorically state that a particular group is holding the two victims in a specified place,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Jesus C. Millan, the Naval Forces Western Mindanao chief, on the other hand, said they have intensified maritime patrols in the area to check on suspicious watercraft. (Philippine News Agency)