Abu Sayyaf frees captive but keeps his son
ZAMBOANGA CITY — After more than three months in captivity, kidnap victim Elmer Ybañez Romoc was released by his Abu Sayyaf captors in Jolo, Sulu, on Monday. His son, Ricson, however, remains in captivity, according to local authorities.
Romoc and his son Ricson were abducted in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay on August 5.
Romoc arrived here Tuesday.
Two of his abductors were identified as Adore Abdulla and Jaber Susukan.
It was not clear if ransom was paid for Romoc’s release. SFM
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