Teacher abducted in Zamboanga City | Inquirer News
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Teacher abducted in Zamboanga City

/ 04:02 PM November 14, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—A 48-year-old school teacher was abducted by unidentified armed men from her house in the Labuan district of Zamboanga City on Tuesday evening, barely a week after Mayor Jeffrey Lim of Salug, Zamboanga del Norte, walked out of captivity after paying P1.3 million in ransom, officials said.

Chief Superintendent Napoleon Estilles, Western Mindanao police chief, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a telephone interview that Flordeliza Ongchua was preparing dinner in her house in Purok 5 in Barangay (village) Labuan when the armed men barged in around 7 p.m.

Oning Maravilla, Labuan Barangay chair, said Ongchua was dragged by a group 13 armed men to the beach where they boarded a boat that sped off toward an unknown destination.

ADVERTISEMENT

Estilles said as they passed a police station, the abductors disarmed the lone policeman on duty.

“There was a duty guard but two of the unidentified suspects pointed a gun at him and took his M-16 rifle,” he said.

Estilles said the police was coordinating with the military-led Task Force Zamboanga in an effort to track down the abductors and the victim.

In January 2009, suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen snatched three teachers as they were returning to mainland Zamboanga from Sacol Island. They were released a few weeks later.

In November 2010, two mentors were also snatched in Lamitan City in Basilan but were soon freed.

On December 8, 2011, alert residents of Barangay Limaong here foiled an attempt to kidnap three teachers serving their village.

ADVERTISEMENT
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Kidnapping, News, Police, Regions
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle quits new Bond movie

August 22, 2018 06:34 AM

newsinfo

Despite US warning, DND chief in Russia for weapons

August 22, 2018 05:50 AM

newsinfo

Law OKs car as bank loan collateral

August 22, 2018 05:40 AM

newsinfo

News Briefs

August 22, 2018 05:35 AM

newsinfo

PNP chief: Bounty not invitation to kill

August 22, 2018 05:30 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.