Alarming rise in kidnappings

MANILA: An anti-crime group said yesterday that kidnapping cases in the Philippines had surged this year, as police found the body of the latest victim, a Chinese-Filipino executive with Coca Cola Export Corp.  

Police said the body of Betty Sy was found wrapped in a blanket and garbage bag early yesterday morning, a day after she was taken at gunpoint.  

Minority ethnic Chinese are a common target for kidnap gangs, and abductions tend to rise in the period before Christmas and ahead of elections, scheduled for next May. 

Teresita Ang-See of the Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order said there had been a 30% increase in kidnapping cases in the first nine months of the year. – Reuters  

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Regional

China should scrap gaming sector tax breaks, state media argue
Covid-19: EMCO for localities in five states from Aug 6, says Hisham
Rebelling Umno MPs could be in jeopardy if attempt to unseat PM fails, says analyst
As China's recovery wobbles, economists expect more policy easing
Covid-19: New daily high of 19,819 cases bring total to 1,183,110
Teen, 16, admits to taking upskirt videos of schoolgirls, including one in primary school in S’pore
Airline industry statistics confirm 2020 as worst year on record
Tokyo Olympics: A 58-year-old table tennis player is finding online fame as the ‘Shanghai auntie’
Solarvest bags RM66m contract for solar PV plant in Perak
Apple works with Chinese suppliers for latest iPhones -Nikkei

Stories You'll Enjoy