Businessman kidnapped in Las Piñas


Posted at May 05 2012 09:16 AM | Updated as of May 07 2012 03:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A businessman was kidnapped by unidentified armed men on Saturday while riding a bike along Daang Hari road in Las Piñas City.

The victim, identified as Vincent Cordero, was abducted by six to seven men wearing athletic uniforms of the Philippine National Police (PNP). They are said to be carrying both long and short firearms.

Citing initial information received, Las Piñas police chief Senior Superintendent Romulo Sapitula said the suspects were riding a white Mitsubishi Adventure with the plate number WVX 237 when they abducted Cordero, who was riding a bicycle.

Before he was kidnapped, Cordero was followed by his driver.

Sapitula said the suspects may have replaced their Mitsubishi Adventure’s original plate as WVX 237 has been issued to another vehicle.

The Las Piñas PNP is investigating the incident. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM