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3 missing kids found in Benguet mine town

BAGUIO CITY –– Police rescued three children on Tuesday, a day after they were allegedly taken by a construction worker in Itogon town, Benguet province.

The children, who are cousins, were found safe at Sitio Tuwap in Barangay Gumatdang in Itogon with the suspect, Rogel Fernandez, 48.

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Police Major Rommel Sawatang, Itogon police chief, said they tracked down Fernandez after the children’s parents had told them that the boy and two girls, age 7 to 8, were last seen with Fernandez in Gumatdang.

The suspect was arrested and charged with kidnapping and violation of the anti-child abuse law.

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The children were turned over to Itogon social workers, but the police did not say why they were taken.

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