2 Filipino crew of kidnapped Jordanian to be brought to Camp Crame—PNP

/ 10:55 AM February 04, 2013

Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The two Filipino television crewmen recently released by the Abu Sayyaf are set to be taken to the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police in Quezon City Monday morning, its spokesman said.

Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said Ramilito Vela and Rolando “Buboy” Letrero were likely to arrive at PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group office inside Camp Crame around 11 a.m.


The two TV crew members were flown to Zamboanga City after being picked up by policemen from the ANR Hotel in Jolo, Sulu on Saturday.

The kidnap victims have also undergone debriefing and medical check-up.


Vela and Letrero were hired by Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani for a documentary on the Abu Sayyaf last June 2012.

They went missing on June 12 and were later reported to have been abducted by the bandit group.

A radio report quoted Senior Superintendent Antonio Freyra, Sulu Police provincial director, as saying that the victims also didn’t know why they were released by the group.

Freyra said they believed Atyani is still alive.


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