From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 20): Sulu town mayor’s daughter, ex-wife, abducted
Gunmen believed to be Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members on Wednesday seized two people, including an ex-wife and daughter of a former mayor, in the province of Sulu, a military official said.
Lt. Col. Gerry Besana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer, said the incident happened around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday in the boundaries of Barangay Kandaga and Kuhaw, Talipao, Sulu.
Besana identified the victims as Addang Tulawie and her daughter, Edelyn.
Addang is the ex-wife and Edelyn is the daughter of former Talipao Mayor Tambrin Tulawie, whose son Nebukadnezar is the town’s incumbent mayor.
Besana said the victims were in deep slumber when the suspected ASG gunmen barged into their residence and seized them.
He said the victims were believed to have been taken to Barangay Simumaan, Talipao.
He said members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT), in coordination with the Army’s 501st Infantry Brigade, have already launched pursuit operation to rescue the victims.