From the Philippine News Agency (Mar 14): Abu Sayyaf frees public school teacher in Sulu
Abu Sayyaf bandits have released the public school teacher they seized a few days ago in Sulu province, a top military official announced Tuesday.
Col. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said the teacher, Ibrahim Potong, was freed on Monday in an undisclosed place in Sulu province.
Sobejana said Potong, after his release, was reunited with his family in Barangay Latih, Patikul town.
Potong was driving his motorcycle in Maimbung town when waylaid and seized by the Abu Sayyaf bandits on March 10.
Potong is a teacher of the Jolo National High School.
With his release, the number of hostages that are in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf bandits is reduced to 31, including 26 foreigners.