2 women abducted in Sabah now in Sulu: report

by Jasper Acosta, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Apr 07 2014 07:56 PM | Updated as of Apr 08 2014 03:56 AM

COTABATO CITY -- The two women abducted last April 3 in a beach resort in Sempurna, Sabah, Malaysia have allegedly been brought by their abductors to Parang town in the province of Sulu, an official said.

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Alamia said she got this information from the Philippine National Police (PNP)-ARMM.

Based on the report she received, two of the three alleged abductors were identified as Alhabsi Misaya and Jakalal Bagadi, while the other one is still unidentified.

From the beach resort in Sabah where the two women were abducted, the armed men, along with the two victims, allegedly fled to Bacungan Island in the province of Tawi-Tawi using a boat before they proceeded to Parang town in Sulu province.

As of now, the abductors have yet to demand ransom.

The ARMM government is strictly imposing the no-ransom policy of the government.

The two victims were identified as Gao Hua Yun, a tourist from China, and a Filipina named Marcy Danawan.